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Tweets containing embedded pics could be copyright violation, NY judge says; decision an 'outlier,' for now

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 14, 2018

A New York federal judge has given media companies and other businesses cause to worry a bit more about embedding tweets and other social media posts with photos on their own content, as the judge said political site Breitbart could be held liabe for violating the copyright of a photographer who had originally uploaded a photo of quarterback Tom Brady included by Breitbart with a social media post.

$200K deal to end FAA action vs commercial drone operator Skypan delivers message to other drone users

By Cheyenne Dickerson | Jan 25, 2017

Skypan International, an aerial photography company based in Chicago, has agreed to pay a fine of $200,000 to end an enforcement action brought by the Federal Aviation Administration. But while the deal saved the company nearly $1.7 million compared to the fine the FAA had initially sought, the case should send a message to drone operators of all kinds that the FAA is serious about enforcing its rules on private and commercial drone operation, said a Chicago attorney.

Ruling highlights double standard of protection for elected officials in IL over defamation claims

By Andrew Burger | Jul 29, 2016

A recent appellate court ruling highlights the special status state law confers on those who hold elected public office, and use that office to level claims against opponents and critics - even if those assertions may be considered defamatory if they had been uttered by a private citizen.

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