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Learning from the headlines: Shepard Fairey, the Associated Press and fair use doctrine

(08/19/14 3:17pm)

A photograph of Barack Obama taken by an Associated Press photographer is at the center of a copyright dispute between the AP and an artist who created an iconic poster of Obama based off of the photograph. This lesson plan explores issues involving copyright and fair use. 

Learning from the headlines: Reporter's privilege and shield laws

(08/19/14 3:36pm)

In 2009, a San Francisco student journalist was taking photos for a journalism class project when a fatal shooting broke out nearby. The student journalist used California's reporter shield law to challenge a police search warrant and the seizing of his cameras and other equipment. This lesson plan explores state shield laws and how they apply to student journalists.

Learning from the headlines: Gizmodo and illegally obtained material

(08/19/14 3:49pm)

After an Apple engineer accidentally left a yet-to-be-released iPhone 4G in a restaurant, paid $5,000 for the phone so that it could review and write about it. Police got a search warrant and raided the Gizmodo blogger's home, but Gizmodo challenged the seizure. This lesson explores the reporter's privilege and the legal issues involved with publishing illegally obtained information.