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NEWS & Media Law

Fenno Law represents numerous newspapers, magazines, television stations, book publishers, authors and website publishers in all aspects of media law.


  • Defamation – libel / slander
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Website and Communications Decency Act
  • First Amendment defenses
  • Reporter’s shield defense against subpoenas
  • Retractions and clarifications


  • Privacy and trespass advice
  • Access to courts and records – including Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Reporter’s shield / privilege defense against subpoenas of reporters
  • Interview and photo releases

Pre-Publication & Pre-Broadcast Review

  • Review of articles and books before publication
  • Review of scripts and video before broadcasting
  • Assistance with securing permissions

Internet / Website / Social Media Issues

  • Website posting issues – including Communications Decency Act compliance
  • Copyright licensing and protection issues
  • Social media guidelines

Contract & Licensing Issues

  • Syndication and monitoring agreements
  • Copyright licensing and protection
  • Internet and new media licensing
  • Freelance, blog and contributor agreements
  • Advertising contracts and compliance