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Books, Articles & Commentaries

The following list provides a sampling of recent publications by LSKS attorneys.

Journo-Drones: A Flight Over the Legal Landscape, by Nabiha Syed and Michael Berry, Communications Lawyer (June 2014)

What U.S. Companies Should Know About the New Canadian Email Law (and How It Differs from the U.S. Law), by Chad R. Bowman, LSKS Client Alert (June 2014)

Using the Freedom of Information Act, by Matthew E. Kelley, Native American Journalists Association (Mar. 2014)

Freedom of Expression-Based Restrictions on the Prosecution of Journalists Under State Secrets Laws: A Comparative Analysis, by Katharine Larsen and Julia C. Atcherley, 5 Journal of International Media and Entertainment Law 49 (2014)

A Little Birdie Told Me, “You’re a Crook”: Libel in the Twittersphere and Beyond, by Matthew E. Kelley and Steven D. Zansberg, Communications Lawyer (Mar. 2014)

The Progeny: Justice William J. Brennan’s Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan, by Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel (American Bar Association 2014)

The Drones Are Coming … And For Now We Should Get Out Of Their Way, by Michael Berry, The Pennsylvania Lawyer (Mar./Apr. 2014)

"Protections for Anonymous Online Speech," by Ashley I. Kissinger, Katharine Larsen, and Matthew E. Kelley, in Communications Law in the Digital Age (Practising Law Institute 2013)

Internet Law Developments, by Steven D. Zansberg, Ashley I. Kissinger, Katharine Larsen, and Matthew E. Kelley, in Recent Developments in Media, Privacy, and Defamation Law, ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal (Fall 2013)

“What Is Your Exposure for Information Posted to Your Website, Blog, or Social Media Page by Third Parties?,” by Steven D. Zansberg, in Internet Publishing Perils and Practices (John P. Borger & Steven D. Zansberg eds., ABA Forum on Communications Law 2013)

“Where Can a Lawsuit Be Brought Against You for Information Posted to Your Web Site, Blog, or Social Media Page?,” by Alia L. Smith and Amba Datta, in Internet Publishing Perils and Practices (John P. Borger & Steve D. Zansberg eds., ABA Forum on Communications Law 2013)

Literary License(s)? Why the First Amendment Protects Fiction and What This Means for Video Games, by Patrick Kabat, Media Law Resource Center Bulletin (Dec. 2013)

The Landmark That Wasn’t: A First Amendment Play In Five Acts, by Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel, 88 University of Washington Law Review 1 (2013)

Transparency Out of Tragedy, by Steven D. Zansberg, Newsletter of the ABA Litigation Section's First Amendment & Media Litigation Committee (Fall 2012/Winter 2013)

Courts Extend Twombly and Iqbal Standard to Actual Malice Pleading, by Chad R. Bowman and Shaina Jones Ward, Newsletter of the ABA Litigation Section's First Amendment & Media Litigation Committee (Fall 2012/Winter 2013)

"The First Amendment and National Security," by Lee Levine and Julia C. Atcherley, in National Security Law in the News: A Guide for Journalists, Scholars and Policymakers (ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security and Medill School of Journalism 2012)

The First Amendment, The Courts, and “Picking Winners”, by Paul J. Safier and Judge Thomas L. Ambro, 87 University of Washington Law Review 397 (2012)

The Making of Modern Libel Law: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes, by Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel, Communications Lawyer (June 2012)

Guantánamo Trials Should Be Open, by David A. Schulz, New York Times (Apr. 18, 2012)

Pennsylvania's Right to Know Law Protects The Crooks, Not The People, by Michael Berry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Mar. 11, 2012)

Newsgathering and the Law, by Lee Levine, Robert C. Lind, Seth D. Berlin, and C. Thomas Dienes (Lexis Law Publishing 4th ed. 2011)

The Internet: Anonymous Speakers to the Single-Publication Rule, by Steven D. Zansberg, Ashley I. Kissinger, and Katharine Larsen, Newsletter of the ABA Litigation Section's First Amendment Litigation Committee (Winter 2011)

Paterno's Legacy also Includes Being a Lightning Rod for Government Transparency, by Michael Berry, The Patriot-News (Nov. 20, 2011)

Privacy Expectations in Online Social Media—An Emerging Generational Divide?, by Steven D. Zansberg and Janna K. Fischer, Communications Lawyer (Nov. 2011)

Expanded Media Coverage in Colorado Courts, by Steven D. Zansberg and Rudy E. Verner, 40 Colorado Lawyer 39 (Sept. 2011)

"The Assange Effect": WikiLeaks, The Espionage Act and the Fourth Estate, by Shaina Jones Ward and Jay Ward Brown, Media Law Resource Center Bulletin (Aug. 2011)

Handcuffing the Press: First Amendment Limitations on the Reach of Criminal Statutes as Applied to the Media, by Lee Levine, Nathan E. Siegel, and Jeanette Melendez Bead, 55 New York Law School Law Review 1015 (2011) 

The Right to Know and The Constitutional Right to Privacy, by Michael Berry, The Legal Intelligencer (Sept. 23, 2009)

Shielding Jane and John: Can the Media Protect Anonymous Online Speech?, by Ashley I. Kissinger and Katharine Larsen, Communications Lawyer (July 2009)

Facebook and Legal Risk, by LSKS, Knight Citizen News Network (June 19, 2009)

Media and the Law, by Lee Levine and David Kohler (LexisNexis 2nd ed. 2009)

Litigating Facsimile Advertising, by Chad R. Bowman, Communications Lawyer (Nov. 2008)

Keep the Door Open: Weak Sunshine Act Leaves Public in Dark, by Michael Berry, The Patriot-News (Nov. 30, 2008)

Teach Your Children: High School Students and the First Amendment, by Seth D. Berlin and Sinclair Stafford, Communications Lawyer (Summer 2008)

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