Plenary: Coming to a City Near You: Police Body Cameras [video] Description:
Perhaps 80 percent of police agencies across the country are considering the use of body cams. This session explored related issues, including privacy threats as well as retention
and public disclosure of recordings and editing rules.
Back to Basics: Defamation, Privacy and Copyright Law in Ohio
Everyone’s a publisher, so everyone should know the basics of Ohio’s
defamation, privacy and copyright law. Anyone who is active on the Internet must understand
responsibilities and potential liabilities—from protecting creative work to posting critical comments on feedback sites. Conference attendees learned about how best to protect themselves and their work.
Building Bridges Forum
Description: Dayton’s Bench-Bar-Media Forum fosters candor, relationship-building and
problem-solving among members of the bench, bar, media, law enforcement and public agencies. Attendees learned about the Forum’s purpose and how this program might be duplicated.
Description: Panelists discussed practical effects of significant 2015 public records
legislation, court decisions and agency policies.
Workshop E: Hot Topics in Privacy
Panelists discussed privacy issues, including hacking and possible changes to the law affecting hacked information, the potential ramifications of Google Spain
(“right to be forgotten”) case, and other privacy developments.
Workshop F: Punching Out Scruff Face: Jesse Ventura/American Sniper Libel Lessons
Description: Panelists took a deep dive into the facts and defamation law surrounding the Jesse Ventura v. Kyle case and discussed its potential future impact on media and the First Amendment.
Description: Does the Confidential Law Enforcement Investigatory Records (CLEIR) exception allow law enforcement to withhold an entire file? Attendees enjoyed a spirited debate about this exception’s implications and how courts have wrestled with it.
Workshop H: Public Records in the Digital Age
Description: This panel discussed the impact of digital data on Ohio Public Records’ law and debate whether digital access mandates the need for statutory changes.
Reporting In and About the Courts
Increasing demand for real-time reporting requires judges to balance the public’s right to know with the parties’ need for a fair trial. Attendees learned about reporting in and out of the courtroom, dealing with judges, and what happens when judges are on trial.
Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.
Mark R. Weaver, Esq.