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October 28, 2021

Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law Publishes Volume 9, Issue 2

The Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 9, Issue 2.  JIMEL is the scholarly journal of the Biederman Institute, published in association with the American Bar Association’s Forum on Communications Law and the ABA’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.

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This new issue contains four articles that run the gamut of  domestic, international and comparative law; articles with innovative scholarship and fresh perspectives as the world slowly emerges from the calamity of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Professor Michael M. Epstein, JIMEL’s supervising editor, expressed gratitude to the students who helped ready this faculty-edited publication ready for release.  “These Southwestern students, led by 3L’s Abigail M. Lombardo and Martha M. Vasquez, deserve praise for their can-do attitude in the face of public health restrictions that required them to work mostly from home,” says Professor Epstein, who has been with the journal since its inception.

In “Antitrust Confronts Big Data: U.S. and European Perspectives,” Warren Grimes offers a comparative look at regulatory initiatives being taken against Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, and Facebook in the U.S. and Europe. A leading scholar of antitrust law, Grimes is the Irving D. & Florence Rosenberg Professor of Law here at Southwestern Law School.

In “The Audience Problem in Online Speech Crimes,” Janny H. C. Leung creatively applies law and social scientific research developed during the distributor-controlled mass communication era to digital audiences in an online environment.  Leung is professor of applied linguistics and Director of the Program in Law and Literary Studies at Hong Kong University.

Authors Amy Kristin Sanders and William D. Kosinski posit an “unraveling” of FOIA rights as a result of third-party interventions approved by the U.S. Supreme Court in “Fixing FOIA: How Third-Party Intervention Thwarts Transparency.”  Sanders is a media law scholar and professor of journalism at the University of Texas; Kosinski is a graduate of the University.  

Finally, Russell L. Weaver, a distinguished professor at the University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, develops a novel piece of academic literature in “Fake News and the Covid-19 Pandemic.” Weaver looks at the implications of misinformation as it relates to the global pandemic and possible solutions that would require the courts, legislature, and private social media companies to take action.

Printed copies of the current issue, and back issues, can be obtained by emailing institute@swlaw.edu

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