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Media Institute Chairman Dick Wiley (center) moderates a panel discussion on “What’s Ahead for Communications in the Next Congress” at the Willard Hotel Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6. Panelists included (from left) David Quinalty and John Branscome of the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, and Kelsey Guyselman and David Goldman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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Media Institute Chairman Dick Wiley (center) moderates a panel discussion on “What’s Ahead for Communications in the Next Congress” at the Willard Hotel Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6. Panelists included (from left) David Quinalty and John Branscome of the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, and Kelsey Guyselman and David Goldman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. » Read More

Grimaldi, Hoffman Join Institute Board

David Grimaldi of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and Adonis Hoffman of Business in the Public Interest have been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Media Institute. Trustee Mike Regan will chair the Board’s Executive Committee.
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Issue Watch

The Betrayal of the Intellectuals? » Read More

Second Circuit Rules for Microsoft in Search Warrant Case » Read More

FCC Majority Votes for Media Ownership Item » Read More

 
 

Media & Communications Policy Blog

Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update
by Richard T. Kaplar

Privacy advocates won an important victory in July when a federal appeals court ruled to limit the access of the U.S. government to individuals’ e-mail accounts. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said the federal government did not have the authority to issue search warrants for persons’ e-mails stored on servers outside the United States.
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Intellectual Property Issues

‘Courts Have Twisted Themselves Into Knots’:
U.S. Copyright Protection for Applied Art

by Jane C. Ginsburg,
Columbia University School of Law

United States copyright law explicitly enumerates “pictorial, graphic or sculptural works” [henceforth “PGS works”] among the subject matter of copyright. These include “works of artistic craftsmanship,”…. » Read More

IP Law and the Capacity To Take a Joke
by Dean Rodney A. Smolla,
Delaware Law School, Widener University

Louis Vuitton can’t take a joke. That was the view of Judge Jesse Furman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in a decision earlier this year involving a trademark and copyright infringement action brought by Louis Vuitton against My Other Bag, Inc.
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