New Zealand’s highest court has ruled that a blogger was engaged in journalism, and therefore is entitled to certain protections afforded to journalists, even though he was not affiliated with a traditional media organization
An appeals court has ruled that a blogger is a member of the media for the purposes of defamation law — another decision that helps support the idea of protecting acts of journalism, rather than just specific people who are defined as professional journalists
Singer Courtney Love won a closely-watched court case that raised questions about how libel law should be interpreted when it comes to the free-wheeling world of Twitter.
When can you sue someone for what they say on Twitter? A court case scheduled for January could establish a precedent — and clip some of Twitter’s free-wheeling ways.
A US government agency is yanking apps from Google Play — that’s just one finding from Google’s latest Transparency Report.
People retweet lies and errors on Twitter all the time. Are there special cases where they should be punished for doing so? That’s what happened in the UK, raising questions again about how to regulate speech on not just Twitter, but other sites where you can slander with a single click.
When U.S. lawmakers and policy experts get tired of fighting ideological battles over the past, they might want to put a little effort into helping improve the country’s future. Here are four technology issues that could help improve the economy and outline Americans’ digital rights.
Asiana Airlines says it will sue a TV station over a racist gaffe that allegedly injured its reputation; a media law expert says the suit will fail.
Google exists because, by and large, it is allowed to excerpt web pages without being held liable as a publisher. Now moves in Germany and Australia threaten both of those core facts.
Twitter’s decision to suspend the account of a British journalist raises a host of questions about the company’s behavior, but one of the important ones is to what extent Twitter’s filtering and curation features could make it legally liable for the content flowing through the network.