New York Times Company v. Tasini
533 U.S. 483 (2001) - full text opinion
While the NWU hailed the ruling, there is some dispute as to whether anyone actually benefited from the outcome of this case. In particular, there is considerable controversy over the massive deletions of articles in electronic databases as publishers try and comply with the ruling. However, the American Society of Journalists and Authors has characterized the alarm as unwarranted.