First Amendment Protects ‘Liking’ On Social Media

By | Inside Privacy | September 19, 2013

A federal appellate court on Wednesday ruled that the First Amendment protects the act of “liking” on Facebook or other social media. In Bland v. Roberts, a sheriff’s deputy “liked” the Facebook page of the candidate who was challenging the incumbent sheriff in the upcoming elections. After the incumbent won re-election, the deputy was fired.

DC Court Issues Injunction Against FilmOn X for Its Aereo-Like TV-Streaming Service, Increasing Confusion Over TV Public Performance Rights

By | Broadcast Law Blog | September 16, 2013
DC Court Issues Injunction Against FilmOn X for Its Aereo-Like TV-Streaming Service, Increasing Confusion Over TV Public Performance Rights

The US District Court in Washington DC issued a decision earlier this month, enjoining the operation of the television streaming service FilmOn X throughout the United States – except within the Second Circuit (covering NY) where the US Court of Appeals reached a contrary decision in connection with Aereo – a very similar service.