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The Right to Free Speech According to XKCD

Nailed it….

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Reposting: Girl Talk & Girl Walk Links

Had a request from one of my students to repost this: Here are links to posts talking about mashup artist Gregg Gillis’s performances as Girl Talk, and of the great dance film Girl Walk // All Day. Link Ch. 7 … 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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Continuing to Learn From Your Mistakes

F-bombing anchor A.J. Clemente lost his job at NBC’s Bismarck, North Dakota affiliate last week for his ill-advised comments on an open microphone.  But then his flub went viral on the Internet. So now he’s getting interviewed on NBC’s Today … Continue reading

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Learning From Your Mistakes – North Dakota Edition

So by now just about everyone has seen the video of A.J. Clemente having a really bad first night on the air at KFYR-TV in Bismarck, North Dakota.  The newly minted West Virginia broadcasting grad was reportedly practicing pronouncing the … 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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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How did LucasFilm (Disney) exec Kathleen Kennedy get JJ Abrams to agree to direct Star Wars VII? That question is answered, along with a great look at how Kennedy went from being a PA to one of the most powerful … Continue reading

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Girl Talk & Girl Walk Links

Here are links to posts talking about mashup artist Gregg Gillis’s performances as Girl Talk, and of the great dance film Girl Walk // All Day. Link Ch. 7 – Meet Girl Talk’s Gregg Gillis Link Ch. 7 – Girl … 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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