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With “I Love You Now Die” Erin Lee Carr and HBO Bring Something You Rarely See in True Crime Docs: Good Lawyering!

For those of you unfamiliar with the Michelle Carter case or the HBO documentary “I Love You Now Die” about the case, let me set out HBO’s description of the case for you to catch up [SPOILERS ALERT!!]: “In July 2014, 18-year-old Conrad Roy died by suicide in his car at a parking lot in […]

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Constitutional Law Criminal Law

HBO Doc on “Cannibal Cop” Shows Ugly Side of Net and Law

Last night HBO debuted its intriguing documentary “Thought Crimes” focusing on the Cannibal Cop case here in NY. The trial and the show exposed a dark side of the Internet, revealing chat rooms and websites devoted to discussion and fantasy about kidnapping, raping and even murdering women. But it also showed the potential danger of […]

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Constitutional Law General Intellectual Property Litigation

Federal Court Denies City Right to Outtakes From Central Park 5 Documentary

In a victory for journalism and independent film-making, Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis of the Southern District of New York, quashed a subpoena served by the City of New York’s lawyers against Florentine Films, the film company owned by Ken Burns and his daughter Sarah Burns and son-in-law David McMahon. The subpoena was issued in […]