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Journal Articles

Coyle, E. & Robinson, E. (2017). Chilling Journalism: Can Newsgathering be Harassment or Stalking?, Communications Law and Policy, 22:1, 65-122, DOI:10.1080/10811680.2017. 1250571

Robinson, E. (2016). Crossing Boundaries: National Efforts to Apply Media Law Across Borders, Chung-Ang Journal of Legal Studies 30:53-117.

Robinson, E. (2016). No Confidence: Confidentiality, Ethics and the Law of Academic Privilege, Communications Law and Policy, 21:3, 323-381, DOI: 10.1080/10811680. 2016.1184917.

Robinson, E. (2013). Virtual Voir Dire: The Law and Ethics of Investigating Jurors Online, American Journal of Trial Advocacy 36:597.

Robinson, E. (2012). The Wired Jury: An Early Examination of the Consequences of Jurors’ Use of Electronic Extrinsic Evidence, Florida Coastal Law Review 14:131.

Robinson, E. (2011). Jury Instructions for the Modern Age: A 50-State Survey of Jury Instructions on Internet and Social Media, Reynolds Courts & Media Law Journal 1:307.

Robinson, E. (2007). Criminal Libel and the Internet, Journal of Internet Law 11:4, p 1.

Committee on Communications and Media Law of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Klaris, E., Abrutyn, S., Adelman, R., Balin, R., Bolger, K., Davis, C. and Robinson, E.) (2005), The Press and the Public’s First Amendment Right of Access to Terrorism on Trial, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 22:767.

Robinson, E. (2003). Update on Employer E-mail Monitoring: The 9th Circuit Joins the Mainstream, Labor Lawyer 18:355.

Robinson, E. (2001). Big Brother or Modern Management: E-mail Monitoring in the Private Workplace, Labor Lawyer 17:311


Conference Papers and Presentations

Robinson, E. (2016, Aug. 6). Libel by the Numbers:  The Use of Public Opinion Polls in Defamation Lawsuits (abstract). In Law and Policy Division, 2016 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Robinson, E. (speaker) (2016, June 14), Crossing Boundaries: National Efforts to Apply Media Laws Across Borders. In Kyu Ho Youm (Moderator), Freedom of Expression with Regard to Terror, Right to be Forgotten & Social MediaChung-Ang University Law School, Seoul, South Korea.

Robinson, E. (panelist) (2016, June 11), Social Media Law: The U.S. versus the World. In Communication Law and Policy Division, Social Media Law in the Global 21st Century: An International and Comparative Perspective, International Communications Association Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Robinson, E. (2016, Mar. 4). Libel by the Numbers: The Use of Public Opinion Polls in Defamation Lawsuits. In Law and Policy Division, 2016 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Southeast Colloquium, Baton Rouge, La.

Coyle, E. and Robinson, E. (2015, Aug. 9). Calling Them Out: An Exploration of Whether Newsgathering May Be Punished As Criminal Harassment (abstract). In Law and Policy Division, 2015 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Convention, San Francisco, Cal.

Robinson, E. (moderator and organizer) (2015, Aug. 8), Teaching Taboo Topics: Practical Lessons for Teaching on the Edge. Law and Policy Division and Entertainment Studies Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Convention, San Francisco, Cal.


Treatises

Robinson, E., ed. (lead contributor and editorial reviewer) (2016 – ), Internet Law: The Complete Guide. Vancouver: Specialty Technical Publishers.

Robinson, E. and Lambert, M. (2017), Internet Law Essentials: U.S. Social Media Law. Vancouver: Specialty Technical Publishers.


Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Articles

Robinson, E. (2016). Time v. Hill. In Anglim, C.T. , ed., Privacy Rights in the Digital Era. Millerton, NY: Grey House Publishing.

Robinson, E. (2015). International Copyright; Online Reporting; and Social Media in the Courtroom. In Babcock, W. and Freivogel, W., eds. The SAGE Guide to Key Issues in Mass Media Ethics & Law. Los Angeles: Sage.

Robinson, E. (2014). United States [chapter]. In Lambert, P., ed. International Handbook of Social Media Laws. London: Bloomsbury.

Robinson, E. (2009). Appropriation; Criminal Defamation; False Light; and Intrusion. In Vile, J., Hudson, Jr., D. and Schultz, D., eds., Encyclopedia of the First Amendment. Washington: CQ Press.

Robinson, E. (2004). Monitoring E-Mail in the Private Workplace: Trends and Issues. In Perritt, Jr., H., ed., 2004 Employment Law Update. New York: Aspen.


Speaking and Presentations

Robinson, E. (speaker) (2017, Apr. 15). Removing the Mysteries: The Law of Publishing. In Palmetto Chapter, Sisters in Crime, Monthly Meeting, Columbia, S.C.

Robinson, E. (panelist) (2017, Mar. 18). Counselors Off the Cuff. In South Carolina Press Association, 2017 Annual Meeting and Awards, Columbia, S.C.

Robinson, E. (speaker) (2017, Mar. 4). “Media Law Basics For Student Journalists” and “Reporting the News and Keeping Your Job: Student Media Advisers and the Law.” In Southeastern Interscholastic Press Association, 2017 Convention, Columbia, S.C.

Robinson, E. (speaker / panelist) (2017, Feb. 8-9). In RTI International (on behalf of U.S. Department of Justice), Potential Impact of Electronic Media Use on the Right to a Fair Trial workshop, Criminal Justice Priority Needs Initiative, National Institute of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Robinson, E. (guest instructor) (2017, Jan. 31), Public Relations / Corporate Speech and the Law. In Holly Ott, Principles of Public Relations, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.

Robinson, E. (co-presenter) (2016, Nov. 18), LegalEase Discussion: Copyright & Fair Use, South Carolina Press Association, Columbia, S.C.

Robinson, E. (guest instructor) (2016, Nov. 18), The Writer and the Law. In Adaobi Duru, Writing for Professional Communicators, University of Louisiana – Monroe, Monroe, La. (via Skype)

Robinson, E. (panelist) (2016, Sept. 24), Back to Basics: A Media Law Refresher on Libel Privacy and Access. In 2016 Media Law School (legal training for working journalists), University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.

Robinson, E. (speaker) (2016, June 16), 2016 International Conference, Press Arbitration Commission, Seoul, South Korea.

Robinson, E. (guest instructor) (2016, Jan. 29), Creating the First Amendment: Origins and Philosophy. In Len Apgar, Introduction to Mass Media, Manship School of Mass Communications, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.

Robinson, E. (instructor) (2015, Nov. 5), “Media Law” and “Ethics.” Louisiana Scholastic Press Association, Baton Rouge, La.

Robinson, E. (guest instructor) (2015, Sept. 2 & 9), Hitting the Books: Legal Issues in Publishing. In MaryKatherine Callaway (Instructor), Publishing in the Digital Age, English Department, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.

Robinson, E. (speaker) (2015, May 1), Legal and Ethical Considerations for Visually Communicating Science: The Landscape of the Law: Showing the coast without running aground. In Show Me the Coast: Telling Stories and Using Visuals for Environmental Communication, Baton Rouge, La.

Robinson, E. (presentation) (2015, Feb. 24), No Confidence: Confidentiality, Ethics and the Law of Academic Privilege. Brownbag Research Presentation, Manship School of Mass Communication, Baton Rouge, La.

Robinson, E. (instructor) (2014, Nov. 13), Media Law. In Louisiana Scholastic Press Association, Baton Rouge, La.

Robinson, E. (presentation) (2014, Nov. 11), The Right to be Forgotten… In Lambert, M. (organizer). Free Speech in the Internet Age, Sports, Entertainment, and Media Law Society, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, La.

Robinson, E. (presentation) (2014, Mar. 24) Marketing Online, and Within the Lines: Legal Aspects of Online Marketing. In American Marketing Association Marketing Workshops, Boston, Mass.

Robinson, E. (presentation) (2013, Oct. 2), The Wired Jury: Courts’ Reactions to Jurors’ Use of Outside Electronic Evidence, Brownbag Research Presentation, Manship School of Mass Communication, Baton Rouge, La.

Robinson (panelist) (2013, June 13), Controlling Content: Media, Intellectual Property and Licensing in the Digital Age, Vassar Club of New York, New York, N.Y.

Robinson (panelist) (2013, Feb. 8), Issues at Trial. In The Use of Social Media in 21st-Century Litigation Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Ala.

Robinson, E. (presentation) (2012, Mar. 2), Jurors and Social Media. In #DigitalExpressions: Exploring Free Speech in Cyberspace, Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Fla.

Robinson, E. (speaker) (2011, Nov. 3), Edward R. Murrow Fellows program (Fracophone African journalists), U.S. State Department / Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, Nev.

Robinson (panelist) (2011, Oct. 22) Libel Law: Minimizing the Risks of Publishing Online. In Media Law in the Digital Age – The Rules Have Changed – Again, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga.

Robinson, E. (speaker) (2011, May 19), Public Perception of Judges and the Court, General Jurisdiction course, National Judicial College, Reno, Nev.

Robinson, E. (speaker) (2011, Apr. 5), Meeting with Thai journalists, U.S. State Department / Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, Nev.

Robinson, E. (speaker) (2010, Nov. 5), Nevada High School Journalism Day 2010, Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, Nev.

Robinson, E. (speaker) (2010, Oct. 29), Edward R. Murrow Fellows program (Fracophone African journalists), U.S. State Department / Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, Nev.

Robinson, E. (instructor) (2010, Aug.), LeadAmerica (annual journalism / media summer immersion program), New York, N.Y.

Robinson, E. (presentation) (2010, Apr.) Copyrights and Copywrongs, Privacy. At 86th Annual High School Convention, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, New York, N.Y.

Robinson, E. (panelist) (2009, Oct. 14), Social Media for Lawyers, New York Law School, New York, N.Y.

Robinson, E. (instructor) (2009, Aug.) LeadAmerica (annual journalism / media summer immersion program), New York, N.Y.

Robinson, E. (presentation) (2009, Apr.) Copyrights and Copywrongs, Privacy. At 85th Annual High School Convention, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, New York, N.Y.

Robinson, E. (instructor) (2008, Aug.) LeadAmerica (annual journalism / media summer immersion program), New York, N.Y.

Robinson, E. (presentation) (2008, Apr.) Copyrights and Copywrongs, Privacy. At 84th Annual High School Convention, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, New York, N.Y.

Robinson, E. (presentation) (2007, Apr.) Copyrights and Copywrongs, Privacy. At 83th Annual High School Convention, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, New York, N.Y.

Robinson, E. (presentation) (2006, Apr.) Copyrights and Copywrongs, Privacy. At 82th Annual High School Convention, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, New York, N.Y.

Robinson, E. (speaker) (2006, May), Law Day, The School for Legal Studies, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Robinson, E. (presentation) (2005, Apr.) Copyrights and Copywrongs, Privacy. At 81st Annual High School Convention, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, New York, N.Y.


Professional Articles (also see Media Law Resource Center Studies and Articles)

Robinson, E. (2016). European privacy notions wash ashore in U.S.Gateway Journalism Review, Spring 2016.

Robinson, E. (2015). Court isn’t crazy about Prince challenge to dancing baby, Gateway Journalism Review, Winter 2015, pp. 14-15.

Robinson, E. (2014). Copyright Verdict’s Lesson: Use Online Photos with Care, Gateway Journalism Review, Winter 2014, p. 32.

Robinson, E. (2013). Iowa’s Media/Non-Media Distinction in Libel Law Could Be Trouble for Bloggers, Gateway Journalism Review, Spring 2013, p. 14.

Robinson, E. (2013). What Devices Should Be Allowed in Court?: Kansas, Illinois Go Different Ways, Gateway Journalism Review, Winter 2013, p. 14 (available online as Courtroom devices get different state treatments)

Robinson, E. (2012). Shield Law Protection for Bloggers, Gateway Journalism Review, Fall 2012, p. 40.

Robinson, E. (2012). Arkansas Case Shows Dilemma of Juries and Social Media, Gateway Journalism Review, Winter 2012, p. 2.

Robinson, E. (2011). Cameras roll in new federal court experiment, Brechner Report (Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, University of Florida), Oct. 2011.

Robinson, E. (2011). New California Law Prohibits Jurors’ Social Media Use, MLRC MediaLawLetter, Sept. 2011, p. 45.

for articles in MLRC publications prior to 2011, see Media Law Resource Center Studies and Articles

Heller, D. and Robinson, E. (2003, April).”A threat to liberty” (op-ed on criminal defamation laws published in several Kansas newspapers)


Columns and Blog Posts

South Carolina Press Association columns

Robinson, E. (2017, April 6), During World War I, a silent film spoke volumes about freedom of speech, The Conversation (republished by Associated Press, Lee Enterprises, Beaumont (Tex.) Enterprise, others)

Blog Law Online (personal blog)

Access all my posts here

Citizen Media Law Project (Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University)

Access all my posts here

Blogging Censorship blog (National Coalition Against Censorship; guest blogger, Jan. – March 2010)

Internet freedom under threat, Mar. 8, 2010

Political opinions: “A good enough reason” to ban books?, Feb. 9, 2010

Google and the Snake, Jan. 22, 2010


Media Law Resource Center Studies and Articles (MLRC membership required for many links)

Criminal Libel Update (in MLRC Bulletin 2009 Issue 4, Dec. 2009)

Radio host wins New York libel trial, MLRC MediaLawLetter, Oct. 2009

Jury Awards $16.57 Millon in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over Radio Contest, MLRC MediaLawLetter, Oct. 2009

D.C. Appeals Court Affirms JNOV in False Light Case, MLRC MediaLawLetter, Sept. 2009

Blogger Libel Lawsuit Settles During Trial, MLRC MediaLawLetter, Sept. 2009

Lawsuits Against Bloggers: MLRC’s Data on Blog Suits (in MLRC Bulletin 2009 Issue 2,  Aug. 2009)

Three Bloggers Face Trials-One Win, One Less, One Draw, MLRC MediaLawLetter, Aug. 2009

Jury Awards $17,000 to Employees for Privacy Violation, MLRC MediaLawLetter, July 2009

Lawyer Wins $40,000 Judgment Against South Carolina Alternative Newspaper, MLRC MediaLawLetter, June 2009

Lawyer Wins $210,000 Verdict in Libel Suit Against Spanish Language Newspaper, MLRC MediaLawLetter, April 2009

Jury Awards $7.2 Million default Verdict to Former Miss West Virginia in Web Libel Case, MLRC MediaLawLetter, April 2009

AIPAC Case Update-4th Circuit Upholds Classified Info Procedure for Pending Trial, But Trial Court Refuses to Defer to Government on Classification, MLRC MediaLawLetter, March 2009

2009 Report on Trials and Damages (MLRC Bulletin 2009 Issue 1, Feb. 2009)

Massachusetts Court Officer Wins Libel Trial Against Newspaper, MLRC MediaLawLetter, Jan. 2009.

Media Law Legislative Record of President Barack Obama (Media Law Resource Center, Jan. 2009)

MLRC 2008 Report on Trials and Damages (MLRC Bulletin 2008 Issue 1, Feb. 2008)

Criminal Libel Status and Developments in 2007 (in MLRC Bulletin 2007 Issue 4, Dec. 2007)

Criminal Libel and the Internet (Media Law Resource Center, Oct. 2007)

2007 Summary Judgment Study (MLRC Bulletin 2007 Issue 2 Part B, Sept. 2007)

MLRC 2007 Report on Trials and Damages (MLRC Bulletin 2007 Issue 1, Feb. 2007)

Criminal Libel Developments (in MLRC Bulletin 2006 Issue 3/4 Parts II & III, Dec. 2006)

MLRC 2005 Complaint Study (MLRC Bulletin 2006 Issue 2 Part A, July 2006)

MLRC 2006 Report on Trials and Damages (MLRC Bulletin 2006 Issue 1, Feb. 2006)

Media Law Opinions of Supreme Court Nominee Samuel A. Alito, Jr. (Media Law Resource Center, Nov. 2005)

MLRC 2005 Report on Trials and Damages (MLRC Bulletin 2005 Issue 1, Feb. 2005)

Developments in Criminal Defamation Law Since 2002 (MLRC Bulletin 2004 Issue 4 Part 2, Dec. 2004)

2004 Motion to Dismiss Study (MLRC Bulletin 2004 Issue 3B, Oct. 2004)

MLRC 2004 Report on Trials and Damages (MLRC Bulletin 2004 Issue 1, Feb. 2004)

MLRC 2003 Report on Trials and Damages (MLRC Bulletin 2003 Issue 2, July 2003)

Criminalizing Speech About Reputation: The Legacy of Criminal Libel in the U.S. After Sullivan and Garrison (LDRC Bulletin 2003 Issue 1, Mar. 2003)

2001 Complaint Study (in LDRC Bulletin 2002 Issue 3, Aug. 2002)

LDRC 2002 Report on Trials and Damages (LDRC Bulletin 2002 Issue 1, Feb. 2002)

2001 Summary Judgment Study (in LDRC Bulletin 2001 Issue 3, Aug. 2001)

LDRC 2001 Report on Trials and Damages (Bulletin 2001 Issue 1, Feb. 2001)