Comm 120 (Media Law) cases all for FREE

When I was still an undergrad, we had this course called Media Law which is a required course for all the students in Maskom. Our professor gave us the course syllabus and asked us to have a copy of the cases listed therein. A number of those cases are available online (actually, almost all) and some can be found in our college library.
When I was scanning the web for those media law cases, I got into a website where it has all the cases I was in dire need to have. However, they are not free and the admin asked me to pay some Php1,200 for them. Because I don’t have that amount, I decided to just individually seek for those cases online (and those which are not available, I photocopied some from the library).
Because I experienced ‘hard times’ finding those cases (added from the fact that facing the recitation was a hard time in itself), I thought that it is also the exact same feeling that undergrad in Maskom would experience.
And because I am too generous, I spent my spare time collecting all cases again, convert them in PDF format and upload them here. So, you are here because you also need the cases for your Media Law class.
I have listed below the cases I only have.

 

Part I: FREE SPEECH

  • 4, Art. III, The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines
  • Burgos v. Chief of Staff (133 SCRA 316)
  • Babst v. National Intelligence Board (132 SCRA 316)
  • New York Times v. United States (403 US 713)0
  • Chavez v. Gonzalez, et al., (GR No. 168338, 15 Feb 2008)
  • Miami Herald v. Tornillo (418 US 241)
  • Reyes v. Bagatsing (125 SCRA 553)
  • BAYAN v. Ermita (488 SCRA 226)
  • People v. Godoy (243 SCRA 64)/ G.R. Nos. 115908-09, 29 March 1995
  • In Re: Jurado (243 SCRA 299)/ A.M. No. 93-2-037 SC, 06 April 1995
  • Re: Request for Live TV Coverage of the Trial in the Sandiganbayan of the Plunder Cases Against Former President E. Estrada (365 SCRA 62)/ A.M. No. 01-4-03-SC, 13 September 2001
  • Re: Petition for Radio and Television Coverage of the Multiple Murder Cases Against Maguindanao Governor Zaldy Ampatuan, et al., A.M. No. 10-11-5-SC, 14 June 2011
  • United States v. Alvarez (567 US _____, June 28, 2012) / No. 11-210
  • Mutuc v. COMELEC (36 SCRA 228) / G.R. No. L-32717, 26 November 1970
  • National Press Club v. COMELEC (207 SCRA 1) G.R. No. 102653, 05 March 1991
  • Adiong v. COMELEC (207 SCRA 713)/ G.R. No. 103956 31 March 1992
  • Social Weather Stations v. COMELEC (357 SCRA 496) / G.R. No. 147571, 05 May 2001
  • ABS-CBN v. COMELEC (323 SCRA 811)/ G.R. No. 133486, 28 January 2000
  • Iglesia ni Kristo v. Courts of Appeals, et. al. (259 SCRA 529)/ G.R. No. 119673, 26 July 1996
  • Estrada v. Escritor, (492 SCRA 1) / A.M. No. P-02-1651, 04 August 2003
  • Miriam Foundation vs. CA, G.R. No. 127930. 15 December 2000

Part II: LIBEL AND DEFAMATION

  • 353 et seq, Revised Penal Code
  • 33, Civil Code
  • 4(c)(4) Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (RA 10175)
  • Bulletin Publishing Corp v. Noel (167 SCRA 255)/ G.R. No. 76565, 09 November 1988
  • Manuel v. Pano (172 SCRA 225)/ G.R. No. L-46079, 17 April 1989
  • Elizalde v. Gutierrez (76 SCRA 449)/ G.R. No. L-33615, 22 April 1977
  • Lopez v. Court of Appeals (34 SCRA 449)/ G.R. No. L-26549, 31 July 1970
  • Quisumbing v. Lopez (96 Phil 510)/ G.R. No. L-6465, 31 January 1955
  • Bonifacio v. Regional Trial Court / G.R. No. 184800, 05 May 2010
  • United States v. Ocampo (18 Phil 1)/ G.R. No. L-5527, 22 December 1910
  • Newsweek v. Intermediate Appellate Court (142 SCRA 171)/ G.R. No. L-63559, 30 May 30, 1986
  • MVRS Publications Inc. et al., Islamic Da’Wah Council of the Philippines, et al., (396 SCRA 210)/ G.R. No. 135306, 28 January 2003
  • S. v. Bustos (37 Phil 731)/ G.R. No. L-12592, 08 March 1918
  • Santos v. Court of Appeals (203 SCRA 110)/ G.R. No. L-45031 21 October 1991
  • New York Times v. Sullivan (376 US 254)/ 09 March 1964
  • Curtis Publishing v. Butts (388 US 130)/ 12 June 1967
  • Rosenbloom v. Metromedia (403 US 29)/ 07 June 1971
  • Borjal v. Court of Appeals (301 SCRA 1)/ G.R. No. 126466, 14 January 1999
  • Vasquez Court of Appeals (314 SCRA 460)/ G.R. No. 118971, 15 September 1999
  • Filipinas Broadcasting Network v. Ago Medical (448 SCRA 413)/ G.R. No. 141994, 17 January 2005
  • Hustler Magazine v. Falwell (485 U.S. 46)/ 24 February 1988
  • People v. Kottinger (45 Phil 356)/ G.R. No. L-20569, 29 October 1923
  • Roth v. U.S. (354 US 476)/ 24 June 1957
  • Memoirs v. Atty. General (383 US 413)/ 21 March 1966
  • Miller v. California (413 US 15)/ 21 June 1973
  • Pita v. Court of Appeals (178 SCRA 362)/ G.R. No. 80806, 05 October 1989
  • Miriam Foundation vs. CA, G.R. No. 127930. 15 December 2000

Part III: OBSCENITY AND CENSORSHIP

  • Decree No. 1986, 05 October 1985 – MTRCB
  • Gonzales v. Kalaw Katigbak (137 SCRA 717)/ G.R. No. L-69500, 22 July 1985
  • Pita v. Court of Appeals (178 SCRA 362)/ G.R. No. 80806, 05 October 1989
  • Miller v. California (413 US 15)/ 21 June 1973
  • Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica Foundation (438 US 726)/ 03 July 1978
  • Eastern Broadcasting v. Dans (137 SCRA 628)/ G.R. No. L-59329, 19 July 1985
  • People v. Hernandez (99 Phil 515)/ G.R. Nos. L-6025-26, 18 July 1956 & G.R. No. L-6025
  • Gonzales v. Kalaw-Katigbak (137 SCRA 717)/ G.R. No. L-69500, 22 July 1985
  • Teehankee v. Director of Prisons (76 Phil 630)/ G.R. No. L-278, 04 May 1946
  • In Re: Jurado (243 SCRA 299)/ A.M. No. 93-2-037 SC, 06 April 1995

Part IV: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Article XIV, Section 13, 1987 Constitution
  • The Intellectual Property Code Part IV
  • Santos v. McCullough (12 SCRA 321)/ G.R. No. L-19439, 31 October 1964
  • Filipino Society of Composers v. Tan (148 SCRA 461)/ G.R. No. L-36402, 16 March 1987
  • Columbia Pictures v. Court of Appeals (261 SCRA 144)/ G.R. No. 110318, 28 August 1996
  • Joaquin v. Drilon (302 SCRA 225)/ G.R. No. 108946, 28 January 1999
  • Ching v. Salinas (462 SCRA 241)/ G.R. No. 161295, 29 June 2005
  • Sony Corp of America v. Universal City (464 US 417)/ 17 January 1984
  • MGM Studios v. Grokster (545 US 913)/ 27 June 2005
  • Del Monte v. Court of Appeals (181 SCRA 410)/ G.R. No. 78325, 25 January 1990
  • Asia Brewery v. Court of Appeals (224 SCRA 437)/ G.R. No. 103543, 05 July 1993
  • In Re: Charges of Plagiarism Against Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo, A.M. No. 10-7-17-SC, 15 October 2010.
  • (Motion for Reconsideration), A.M. No. 10-7-17-SC, 08 February 2011.

Part V: THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION AND PRIVACY

  • Province of North Cotabato v. Government (568 SCRA 402)/ G.R. 183591, 14 October 2008
  • BA-RA 7941 v. COMELEC, G.R. 17721, 04 May 2007
  • Sections 2 and 3 of Article 3 (Bill of Rights)
  • Articles 26 and 723, New Civil Code of the Philippines
  • Ayer Productions Pty. v. Capulong (160 SCRA 861)/ G.R. No. 82380, 29 April 1988
  • Lagunzad v. Sotto Vda. De Gonzales (92 SCRA 476)/ G.R. No. L-32066, 06 August 1979

 

How to access the files:
  1. Make a (1) blog post, 500-800 words will do. (See blog post ideas you can share below)
  2. Be as creative as you can. You can put photos (or give me the link to photos), Youtube videos or GIFs. Your blog post will be published here with your name or pseudonym that you personally choose.
  3. Email a .doc file (not .docx nor pdf) to thepenultimatestudent@gmail.comThe file shall contain your name or pen name you want to appear in the blog post and the title of the post. Add references if any.  For easy tracking of your email, put COMM 120 MEDIA LAW under the subject field. 
  4. Wait for 30 minutes or less for a reply. The reply will give you the link of your blog post posted on this blog’s Facebook page.
  5. Like the Facebook page then share the link on your timeline.
  6. Screen grab the shared link to the same email.
  7. Wait for the reply. It contains the link to the Dropbox folder of the Media Law cases.
  8. You can share these media law cases to your friends but it might be unfair for you who spent time thinking what to blog. You have the option to share this blog post link to your friends instead so they will not find time looking for this.
  9. This blog just encourages contributions with a prize.
  10. Thank you and good luck!
The blog post can be a:
  1. List (e.g. 23 Harry Potter spells you would love to cast on your enemy; 10 best libraries in UP Diliman, etc.)
  2. Movie review of the latest movie you’ve watched. It does not necessarily be showing now
  3. A personal experience. Any experience. Anywhere.
  4. Your own conspiracy theory. On anything.
  5. Your stand on current issues. Any issues (but make it more local).
  6. A photo essay
  7. Any feature story you want to tell and express.

 

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