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Harvard Law School Professor Laurence H. Tribe offers a compelling argument that the FCC's proposed broadband privacy rules violate the First Amendment at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington on July 21.

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Harvard Law School Professor Laurence H. Tribe offers a compelling argument that the FCC's proposed broadband privacy rules violate the First Amendment at a Communications Forum luncheon at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington on July 21. » Read More

Chris Moeser Joins Institute Board

Chris Moeser of TEGNA Inc. has been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Media Institute. Moeser serves as Associate General Counsel of TEGNA, based in McLean, Va. Moeser joined TEGNA in July 2015 after working as a First Amendment attorney for 12 years in Phoenix. » Read More

Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet

The Media Institute is proud to host this year's Friends & Benefactors Awards Banquet on October 19, 2016, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. For information about table sponsorships and program advertising, please contact Susanna Coto at 703-243-5700.

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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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