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Michael Rothberg has been frequently called upon to comment on media law issues in the news:

Why the Hulk Hogan v. Gawker Sex-Tape Lawsuit Matters

It's a privacy v. First Amendment argument that could decide the very survival of Nick Denton's digital media company.


Wendy Gordon Sues FishbowlDC About "Wendy Wednesday"

The publicist is seeking $2 million in damages - but does she have a case?

Read more at Washingtonian Magazine

An Internet hero to conservatives

Andrew Breitbart, the pugnacious, conservative Internet entrepreneur who took on the left and what he called the "media bully cabal" with a series of exposes that were explosive and sometimes flawed, died early Thursday after collapsing near his home in Westwood.

Read more at The Los Angeles Times

Blogger Breitbart's Death Will Not Affect Defense in Defamation Suit, Colleague Says

High-profile blogger and web publisher Andrew Breitbart, the lead defendant in a closely-watched defamation lawsuit in Washington, died early this morning in Los Angeles.

Read more at The Legal Times

Calif. Court Limits Online Liability

Ruling leaves firms few options in fighting repeated defamation.

Read more at Business Insurance

Should Newspapers Sponsor Blogs Written by Reporters?

Moments after Silicon Valley blogger Matt Marshall saw a New York Times story saying Microsoft Corp. was in talks to acquire Internet marketer Claria Corp. last month he raised questions about it.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal