Whispers And Warnings For January 29th

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Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9349

Bloggers enjoy First Amendment protection against libel suits
“In a landmark decision on Friday, a federal appellate court held for the first time that blogs enjoy the same First Amendment protection from libel suits as traditional news media.”

Texas Parents Sue Six Bullies And Their Parents For Cyberbullying Page
“Reymundo and Shellie Tingle-Esquivel, have filed a lawsuit against six parents whose children cyberbullied their 16-year-old daughter online.”

After publishing an article alleging a teacher was abusive, freelance journalist sues that teacher for alleged defamation
“Laura Robinson has filed a notice of claim, alleging Furlong defamed her in a series of comments to the media in the past year and a half, in which he cast himself as the target of a vindictive activist.”

Pop Star Prince Sues Mega-Fans Who Posted Bootleg Performances Online – Seeking Millions In Damages (then immediately drops the lawsuits)
“Prince loves his fans, but he doesn’t love his fans posting his live performances online, and wants no less than $1M from each.”

Quentin Tarantino copyright lawsuit says site posted leaked script
“Tarantino’s lawsuit accuses Gawker Media LLC of copyright infringement for posting a link to his 146-page script for a planned film called “‘The Hateful Eight.'”

Dad spent 2.5 years in prison for blogging about his divorce
“Frustrated by the lack of answers he received from the closed case file, he posted documents, along with his musings, online, and ended up serving time in prison as a result.”

Lawyer plans to drop lawsuit over comments on Columbia website
“Aaron Smith says he made his point.”

Links to the stories above can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9349