As the social media site TikTok has exploded over the past year, thousands of recognizable influencers and celebrities have joined in on the fun—including some who may not know it. Most notably, one user, deeptomcruise, has built a following of over 777k with videos of the … [Read more...] about Mission Impossible?: The Legal Implications of Managing Deepfake Celebrity Videos
On November 2nd, 2020, Justice Andrew Nicol of the High Court of England and Wales handed down judgement in Depp II v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Anor  EWHC 2911 (QB) with the world watching. In what is arguably the largest and most high profile case since the … [Read more...] about On Stranger Tides: What effect will Depp’s loss in the UK courts have on his claim against Heard in the States?
On Tuesday, FX Networks filed a brief in opposition to Olivia de Havilland’s petition for writ of certiorari, asking the Supreme Court not to hear de Havilland’s case after her petition for review was rejected by the California Supreme Court on July 11. The initial lawsuit … [Read more...] about De Havilland v. FX Networks: Another “Slapp” in the Face?
Jason Miller, a former member of President Trump’s communication team and ex-CNN commentator, filed a lawsuit on October 15, 2018 against Gizmodo Media Group, the parent company of Splinter.com, and the site’s managing editor Katherine Krueger. The $100 million-dollar lawsuit was … [Read more...] about Splinter-ed Reputation: Miller sues Gizmodo Claiming False Abortion Pill Allegations
President Donald Trump has scored an initial win in Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit. On Monday, October 15, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero dismissed the suit alleging that Trump’s April 18, 2018, tweet defamed Daniels. Trump is also entitled to legal fees. Daniels’ attorney, … [Read more...] about Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels Defamation Suit