Anti-SLAPP Protection in the Entertainment Context: The Legacy (If Any) of Dyer v. Childress
Communications Lawyer
April 2010
In a 2007 opinion by the California Court of Appeal in Dyer v. Childress, the court appeared to take the position that entertainment media might not be entitled to as much protection as other forms of speech. This article examines developments in anti-SLAPP law both before and after Dyer, with particular attention paid to the protection for entertainment media under anti-SLAPP jurisprudence since Dyer.