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Eric P. Robinson
Works at Louisiana State University
Attended Vassar College
Lives in Baton Rouge, LA
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Should a Judge Blog? And Tell the Supreme Court to Shut the F--- Up?
U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf -- who I mentioned in my previous post on the availability of federal courts' audio recordings of their proceedings -- has gotten into a bit of hot water for a post on his personal blog criticizing the U.S. Supreme ...
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Credential Decision Circles the Wagons
Back when I was a lawyer in Washington, D.C. -- for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press -- I received an invitation to "cover" President Clinton's announcement of his nomination of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the U.S. Supreme Court . When I arrived ...
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Supreme Court's Risen Denial Probably a Good Thing
I wanted to write something on this topic, but because I injured my hand playing volleyball, I can't type much. So I'm glad Matthew Cooper -- who has his own experience with reporters privilege -- has written an article explaining that the result would have...
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Excellent Analysis of E.U. Decision
My colleague Mark Stephens, a London barrister, has written an excellent analysis of the E.U. Court of Justice ruling requiring internet search engines to remove links to embarrassing yet true information about individuals who are not public figures . The t...
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Hear Ye, Hear Ye!: Some Federal Courts Post Audio Recordings Online
While the propriety of video and photography equipment in federal courts is subject of ongoing debate and testing ,
a number of federal bankruptcy courts and three federal district courts
make audio recordings of their proceedings available to the
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Twibel Goes Down Under
On the heels of the first libel trial stemming from Twitter in the United States , there are reports that Australia had its own first "twibel" trial in November. Unlike the American case, which ended with a verdict for defendant Courtney Love , the Australi...
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Limiting Damage of EU Privacy Ruling
Google has began implementing a decision ( summary ) by the European Court of Justice requiring search engines to honor requests to remove links to online information about individuals that is "no
longer necessary in the light of the purposes for which they...
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Sixth Circuit Finally Ends the Chill
The federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which in 2012 allowed a lawsuit against a web site over comments posted by users to proceed to trial despite other courts' rulings that a federal law bars such suits, has now vacated a jury verdict in the case on ...
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Be aware: tweeting allowed in some courtrooms but not others
... Eric P. Robinson, co-director of the Program in Press Law and Democracy
at Louisiana State University, advises journalists to get permission
before tweeting from the courtroom unless the judge has a clear policy
on the matter. www.poynter.org/how-tos...
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Will E.U. Court's Privacy Ruling Break the Internet?
In 2012, a bevy of internet companies and web sites waged a successful campaign against bills in Congress -- the PROTECT IP Act and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) --  meant to combat copyright privacy. In the face of this opposition, the proposals were drop...
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Remember, the First Amendment Only Applies to Government Restrictions
Since this blog focuses on American law, I have not written much about the restrictions placed on the internet in other countries, such as China. (Although I did write a guest blog post for the National Coalition Against Censorship on Google's reaction to C...
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SCOTUS Undercover
The interwebs are discovering a recently-posted You Tube video that shows an oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court. The video was apparently shot with a hidden camera, in violation of the the court's strict prohibition on cameras in the courtroom. It ...
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Media / Internet Attorney and Scholar
Employment
  • Louisiana State University
    Co-Director, Press Law and Democracy Program, present
  • Counts Law Group
    Of Counsel, present
  • Digital Media Law Project, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
    Affiliate Scholar, present
  • Baruch College
  • CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
  • Reynolds Center for Courts and Nevada, Reno
  • Media Law Resource Center
  • Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
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Baton Rouge, LA
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Media and internet law attorney and scholar.
Introduction
I am an attorney and scholar focused on legal issues involving the media, including the internet and social media. I am co-director of the Program in Press, Law and Democracy at Louisiana State University, an associate scholar with the Digital Media Law Project at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet ad Society, and of counsel to the First Amendment law firm The Counts Law Group.

I have taught media law and ethics at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, Baruch College, and the University of Nevada, Reno. I was formerly deputy director of the (now-defunct) Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media at the University of Nevada, Reno, a staff attorney at the Media Law Resource Center, and a legal fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

I also have an active research agenda on media and internet law issues, with several articles published in other professional and academic publications, including the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, the Journal of Internet Law, the Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, and The Labor Lawyer. I also write blog posts for Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and my own blog, bloglawonline.com.
Education
  • Vassar College
  • Syracuse University
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