Completely True, Except for the Parts That Were Totally Made Up: Was “Inventing Anna” Defamatory?

With the rise in popularity of documentaries and docu-series comes the rise in defamation lawsuits as real-life individuals watch their lives unfold on-screen. The most recent case involves Rachel DeLoache Williams, a former Vanity Fair photo editor and former friend of Anna Sorokin (also known as Anna Delvey) who is...

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December 2018 New York Entertainment and Media Legal Highlights Concerning Reposting Instagram Photographs, Reselling of MP3s, and Defamation Claims Based on Movie Characters  

As summarized below, in December 2018 the New York Federal courts handed down three significant opinions relevant to entertainment and media professionals. Court Finds Hearst Engaged in Copyright Infringement by Reposting a Photograph Taken from Instagram The District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that Hearst Communications...

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