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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 Speech

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

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Issue Watch

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

FCC Majority Votes for Media Ownership Item » Read More

Copyright Office Concerned About FCC Set-Top Proposal » Read More

 
 

Media & Communications Policy Blog

Obama's Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech
by Patrick Maines

No administration in memory has more thoroughly undermined freedom of speech and of the press than that of President Obama. From the White House itself, as well as the independent and executive branch agencies, have come a steady stream of policies, initiatives, and pronunciamentos that have threatened or compromised both of these constitutional rights. » Read More

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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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