Firm News

  • Attorney Edward Fenno was interviewed by Charleston's ABC affiliate, WCIV, about the legality of Charleston's Funeral Protest Ordinance, as it relates to First Amendment rights of free speech. 
  • Attorney Edward Fenno was interviewed by Charleston's ABC affiliate, WCIV, about South Carolina's new Body Camera Law and the exemption of data recorded by those cameras from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosure requirements.  The broadcast can be viewed here.
  • Attorneys Christina Humphries and Jillian Barton presented a Charleston County Bar Association Legal Clinic on the basics of copyright and trademark law.
  • Edward Fenno co-chaired the Pre-Publication/Pre-Broadcast Review section of the 2014 Media Law Conference held just outside of Washington, DC. The conference, presented jointly by the Media Law Resource Center, News Media Alliance (formerly the Newspaper Association of America) and National Association of Broadcasters, was attended by more than 300 media lawyers from around the country. Mr. Fenno's presentation at the conference addressed legal privileges and pitfalls relating to such issues as republishing materials found on social media, photographing people over fences and through windows, making secret recordings, and accessing sealed court records. A link to the conference program can be found here.
  • Attorney Edward Fenno was quoted in an article in South Carolina Lawyers Weekly magazine about a proposed federal law that would create a "small claims" panel at the U.S. Copyright Office to hear copyright infringement cases concerning damages of $30,000 or less.
  • Client WRDW-TV, for which attorney Edward Fenno regularly provides pre-broadcast legal review of investigative news stories, recently won more than two-dozen prestigious journalism awards, including a Georgia Press Association First Place award for a story on which Mr. Fenno provided significant legal assistance.
  • Attorney Edward Fenno joined several of the South's top entertainment lawyers and management teams as speakers at the South Carolina Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium, presented by the South Carolina Bar. Mr. Fenno spoke on the topics of copyrights, trademarks and the right of publicity in the entertainment industry in his presentation, "The Unforgiven: Copyrights, Trademarks and Protecting Yourself in the Business."
  • Attorney Edward Fenno was interviewed by Charleston's NBC affiliate, WCBD, about an Internet privacy decision by the South Carolina Supreme Court concerning access to personal emails.
  • Attorney Christina Humphries gave a presentation on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to the Pre-Publication / Pre-Broadcast Committee of the Media Law Resource Center.
  • By means of a lawsuit filed in Charleston, South Carolina, the Fenno Law Firm helped country music clients Rhythm Rampage (formerly The Redheads Britta-n-Brooke), extricate themselves from their recording contract without payment to the label or loss of any rights in any songs.
  • Cover story! The American Bar Association featured an article by attorneys Edward Fenno and Christina Humphries on the cover of its Communications Lawyer magazine. The article, entitled "Protection Under CDA § 230 and Responsibility for 'Development' of Third-Party Content," can be reviewed through this link to the magazine. It can also be individually viewed here. The magazine is a publication of the ABA's Forum on Communications Law.
  • Attorney Edward Fenno gave a seminar on copyright law at The Art Institute of Charleston.
  • The Fenno Law Firm helped obtain a permanent injunction and settlement payment on behalf of client, Disney Enterprises, Inc., in a lawsuit that alleged Disney's copyrights and trademarks in "Hannah Montana" and "Cars" merchandise were infringed.
  • Attorney Christina Humphries gave a presentation on the drafting of social media policies at an event hosted by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.
  • Attorney Edward Fenno gave a presentation on “leadership” to the tactical and wireless networks branch of the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (“SPAWAR”) in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • The Fenno Law Firm helped secure a voluntary dismissal, with prejudice, of a defamation lawsuit against its client, The Spartanburg Herald-Journal, in Columbia, South Carolina. The Herald-Journal had been sued by former South Carolina Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture, James Trexler.