Westley, Brian
February 2011
American University Law Review;Feb2011, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p691
Academic Journal
The author discusses a framework that courts can follow for the narrow application of the hot news misappropriation doctrine to help protect journalism, particularly original newsgathering. The author discusses the limitations of the copyright law to protect news organizations in the digital age. The author argues that the doctrine's narrow application is viable under the 1976 Copyright Act's federal preemption provision and does not conflict with the First Amendment.


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