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Eric P. Robinson
Works at Louisiana State University
Attended Vassar College
Lives in Baton Rouge, LA
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Love is No Brando, So Pinterest Libel Suit Proceeds
Courtney Love is no Marlon Brando, a California appeals court has ruled , so a lawsuit against her over postings on Pintrist and comments on the Howard Stern Show can proceed. The lawsuit against Love was brought by fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir , after...
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More Illicit Supreme Court Video
Still and video cameras are still officially not allowed in the courtroom of the U.S. Supreme Court , but for the second time in as many years a video has surfaced that was taken while the court was in session. Like the prior serendipitously-recorded video ...
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My Book Chapter on U.S. Social Media Law
My latest work, a chapter outlining on American law regarding social media, has been published in the International Handbook of Social Media Laws (Bloomsbury 2014). The handbook explains the legal issues regarding social media in countries including the Uni...
My latest work, a chapter outlining on American law regarding social media, has been published in the International Handbook of Social Media Laws (Bloomsbury 2014). The handbook explains the legal issues regarding social media in countries including the UnitedStates (my chapter), ...
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NY Judge Allows Service By Online Post, But Then Goes Off the Grid
A New York state trial judge has allowed service of process via a posting to a web site where anonymous posters placed allegedly defamatory statements. This ruling comes on the heels of other New York courts' decisions earlier this year allowing service of ...
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The Impact of "The Right to Be Forgotten"
I've written before on the European Union's "right to be forgotten," and the dangers that a European Court of Justice ruling earlier this year applying the right to search engine results poses to the internet. Today, I was pleased to give a presentation on ...
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Small Survey Shows Juror Misconduct Online May Be a Big Problem
In previous posts, I have been skeptical of surveys of judges that have revealed low levels of internet and social media use by jurors. Now a small survey of New Hampshire state judges indicates that it such juror misconduct may be more common. The survey, ...
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New SCOTUS Press Pass Policy: More of the Same
The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its first formal guidelines for issuance of press passes, after its unwritten policies were questioned because of its refusal to issue a credential to SCOTUSBlog . But the new rules are not likely not help the website. The ...
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Jury Awards Damages for Communist Label
A California jury has awarded $4.5 million in libel damages to a
Vietnamese-language newspaper whose CEO was called a communist and an
agent of the Vietnamese government in a column in the competing Little
Saigon News. The plaintiff argued that falsely l...
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Yes, Bloggers Can Be Covered by Oregon's Shield Law
Back in late 2011, there was much hand-wringing over a decision by a federal judge in Oregon that a blogger could not invoke the state's reporters' shield law in a libel case against her because, in that particular situation, the blogger was not acting as a...
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E.U. Seeks to Take Over the Internet
For a while now I and others have written and spoke about the court decision ( summary ) earlier this year applying the European Union's conception of the right to privacy, including " the right to be forgotten ," to internet search engine results. Now, the...
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Court Approves Class Notice via E-mail
On the heels of a New York state court approving service in a child support case via Facebook , a federal court in New York has approved the parties' agreement that potential plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against Gawker Media over intern pay may be s...
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New Poster Gets Specific On Juror Research, Social Media Use
The National Center for State Courts has released a new poster  "Juror Responsibilities Regarding the Internet and Social Media," that is intended for jury rooms to reminds jurors that they should not from research or use social media to discuss a case. But...
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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 Press Law and Democracy Project at Louisiana State University and of counsel to the First Amendment law firm The Counts Law Group.

In addition to teaching media law at LSU, 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 an associate scholar with the Digital Media Law Project at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet ad Society, deputy director of the 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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