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Legal research re: sale of media contact information
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We need to know if it is legal in the USA to sell lists of media contacts. The list would include name of media (name of newspaper, magazine, blog etc), URL, phone, name and email (for editor or specific journalist within a certain field), address, Twitter, Facebook and email to general editor (or generic such as '  [obscured]  ").

We would like clear answers to our questions and short recommendations
for actions to make sure we act within the law, if any are needed.

We need help in establishing the legal boundaries for using and selling these list so that we can stay within the boundaries. We also need a short and sweet summation of the legal issues involved (with footnotes and sources and precedents when applicable). The summation must be clear and concise and 100% accurate and up to date.

The reason for the lists are simple PR purposes, ie we would use the lists ourselves (i.e. our company) to contact media for PR purposes and also sell the lists to companies interested ...

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