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December 28, 2021
How does House Bill 20 affect social media use?

You may have a large social media presence as part of your public platform. Recently, the Texas legislature issued a law regarding social media, and this law could have implications for the way you use this technology. The Brookings Institution says that there has been some controversy surrounding Texas' new House Bill 20.  Organizations have […]

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December 27, 2021
Will broadcasters remove false statements?

When you work in the media, maintaining your good reputation is vital. When an organization makes false statements in a broadcast, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to correct the record The Texas Legislature says that broadcasters are usually not liable for the false information put forth as part of their […]

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December 17, 2021
Types of invasion of privacy claims for Texas victims

Invasions of privacy can affect anyone living in Texas - not only celebrities. The increased popularity of the internet and social media networking has made it easier for people to publish unwanted information about others without their permission. There are three types of claims that individuals can sue for when their privacy is invaded. Misappropriation […]

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December 7, 2021
What are the privacy expectations when it comes to news reporting?

If you become the subject of a news story, you may wonder what types of privacy protection you have. The answer will differ for private citizens and public figures. The Online News Association explains the basic rule depends on your expectation of privacy. If you are a celebrity or public figure, then you have a […]

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September 15, 2021
What is indicia of identity?

If you reside in Texas and have a strong concern about someone making use of your identity without your permission, you may have read up on identity law and have come across the phrase “indicia of identity.” This is an important concept in publicity law because it forms the basis of protecting your identity. The […]

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June 22, 2021
Protecting your image and "marketable traits" after death

Individuals in the public eye in Texas and around the country who have intellectual property ownership of their likeness must always be on the lookout for any copyright infringement while they are alive. But, what happens to the ownership of their likeness when they pass? The truth is that any trademark or "marketable traits" of […]

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