September Newsletter: Success stories, challenging AT&T, and Blogworld 2011

New Media Rights has been busy! Here's what we have been up to...

New Media Rights' Successfully Defeats Another Improper Content Takedown

Improper content takedowns that abuse the DMCA laws happen everyday. Few resources are available to help individuals understand these abuses. Even fewer resources are available that take these individuals step-by-step through the process of getting their content restored. Recently, New Media Rights succeeded getting Michael Petrelis' political blog back online. You can read his story here.

Mr. Petrelis is just one example of the hundreds of individuals who rely on New Media Rights daily.  If you've received a DMCA takedown, or if you've been told to remove your photos, video, or other content from the web, contact New Media Rights at 619-591-8870 and we can take you step-by-step through the process of getting your content restored.


New Media Rights receives grant from the California Consumer Protection Foundation

New Media Rights is thrilled to announce that our advocacy efforts have been generously funded with a $50,000 grant from the California Consumer Protection FoundationWe need innovative foundations like the the California Consumer Protection Foundation and organizations like New Media Rights to take a leadership role now to ensure that the growing demand for advocacy services for digital creators is met.


New Media Rights Submits Comments to CPUC Discouraging AT&T Merger

New Media Rights and its affiliates Utility Consumers' Action Network and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse recently filed Reply Comments to the California Public Utilities Commission's  investigation into the AT&T/T-mobile merger.  After reviewing the evidence, we're more convinced than ever that the CPUC should recommend denial of the merger.

We make four recommendations in our comments that you can read a summary of here. You can also read the entire text of our comments here.

The fight against the merger recently got more heated. At the end of August, the Justice Department filed suit to block the merger because of "anti-competitive concerns." Just like NMR, the Justice Department argues the merger would "remove a significant competitive force" in the majority of the top 100 U.S. wireless markets.

NMR Will Be Presenting at the Media Law in the Digital Age Conference in October

NMR will be at the Media Law in the Digital Age conference on October 22nd at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, GA. The event will start at 8:30AM with sessions all day until 5:00PM

Executive director Art Neill will be on the panel "Apps and Wireless: New Platforms for Online Content Providers and Journalists." He'll be discussing potential legal risks for entrepreneurs who use geolocation data to tailor their content as well as the general legal issues surrounding mobile content distribution.

We were graciously invited to participate by the co-producers of the event, the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard University’s Berkman Center and Kennesaw State’s Center for Sustainable Journalism.


NMR Will Be Exhibiting at Blogworld in Los Angeles in November

NMR will be exhibiting at the BlogWorld convention on Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, Nov. 5th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. We were able to give a lot of great one-to-one assistance at our booth last year, and hope that the demand is even higher this year. For attendees who'd like to schedule a time to get into contact with us, drop us a line at For members of the press who want to meet up with us but don't have passes, free press registration is still open.


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