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Link Ch. 13 – PATRIOT Act Readings

Here’s a bit more depth on a couple of PATRIOT Act implications: Wired – Few Companies Fight PATRIOT Act Gag Orders, FBI Admits Center for Democracy and Technology - Issue brief: Bulk collection of records under Section 215 of the PATRIOT … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 13 – Who Owns Your Social Media Content?

You might be surprised if you haven’t read your endless Terms of Service (TOS). PBS Media Shift – Who really owns your photos in social media (Updated 2013 Edition) As is so often the case, it depends… Social Media Explorer … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 13 – Libel, Privacy & Social Media

Several readings on (you guessed it!) libel, privacy and social media: Common Law Invasion of Privacy Claims in Social Media Adrean S. Taylor (Wasscom.com) Good review of what is and isn’t invasion of privacy based on social media content. Courtney … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Has the University of Illinois repealed the First Amendment for its faculty? New tenured prof gets contract dropped over “vulgar and insulting” tweets. What can marketers learn from the Ice Bucket Challenge? Make it fun. Make it easy. Make it … Continue reading

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Could This Be The Copyright Law Update We Need?

There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding copyright law as of late that charges that it is hopelessly biased toward the rights of large, corporate media (i.e. Disney and the like). Under current copyright law, it is apparently legal for … Continue reading

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When Super Bowls Turn Naughty – Do We Care?

During the 2004 Super Bowl, singer Janet Jackson exposed her nipple for 9/16ths of a second, resulting in 8 years of litigation over whether CBS would have to pay a $500,000 fine for the “fleeting nudity.”  In the end, courts … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 13 – The Hazelwood Decision’s 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, the United States Supreme Court  ruled that a high school principal in Hazelwood, Missouri, had the right to censor articles in the student newspaper about pregnancy and divorce.  The court, in its ruling, wrote: The First Amendment … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking – Maybe

Should we long for the good old days of the Alien and Sedition Acts? A look at how our understanding of the First Amendment has changed over the years. (Lawyers, Guns & Money) What does free speech look like globally? … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 3 – 8 Years Later – Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Janet Jackson Wardrobe Malfunction Case

Eight years ago, singer Janet Jackson exposed her breast for 9/16ths of a second.  As a result, broadcast network CBS was fined more than half a million dollars and a near-decade long battle over what could or could not be … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 13 – Supreme Court rules that FCC fines for language, nudity were given without proper notice

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that broadcasters did not have to pay fines levied by the FCC for fleeting expletives or brief nudity because the FCC had not provided sufficient warning that there would be penalties. The court had … Continue reading

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