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The First Amendment: Rock Star of the American Constitution

By |2018-09-27T16:51:40-04:00October 18th, 2017|First Amendment Trends|

By Floyd Abrams...  American First Amendment law, former United States solicitor general and associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Charles Fried has rightly said, “is the most libertarian and speech protective of any liberal democratic regime.” As such, its consequences and implications are profound. The exceptionalism of the United States in the [...]

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The First Amendment: Rock Star of the American Constitution

The Residential Broadband Market Is Evolving as Consumers Seek Bundled Services

By |2022-11-29T19:26:19-04:00November 29th, 2022|Parks Associates Blog Articles|

The broadband market is ripe for change as traditional services fully mature, and participants seek to maximize profitability and new revenue streams. Consumers now value technology more than ever and are increasingly seeking new applications, including wi-fi services and various value-added bundled services. Parks Associates’ industry report “Residential Broadband: State of the Market” evaluates the [...]

Senate Democrats Seek FTC Investigation of Twitter

By |2022-11-17T19:39:58-04:00November 17th, 2022|Issue Watch|

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 11-17-22 Senate Democrats are massing along a new front in the war with Big Tech and Elon Musk is in the line of fire. A powerful group of senators led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate potential consumer-protection laws by Twitter, which [...]

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FCC Chief Rosenworcel Open to Beefing Up Agency’s Power Over Retrans Disputes

By |2022-11-17T19:26:47-04:00November 15th, 2022|Issue Watch|

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 11-15-22 FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel has told Congress she would welcome the chance to work with it to better protect consumers during retransmission-consent disputes, a point she has made before in discussing retrans-related blackouts. She expressed her view in a letter to Rhode Island’s congressional delegation, whose members had [...]

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Big Tech Seeks Supreme Court Review of Online ‘Must-Carry’ Law

By |2022-10-25T19:45:29-04:00October 24th, 2022|Issue Watch|

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-24-22 Computer companies and edge providers are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue of whether state governments can impose what the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is branding must-carry for online platforms and a “road map” for those wishing to fill the Internet [...]

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N.Y. Governor, Attorney General Seek New Social Media Restrictions

By |2022-10-25T19:45:17-04:00October 18th, 2022|Issue Watch|

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-18-22 Invoking YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Reddit, Twitch, and others, as well as fringe site 4chan, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James are calling for a government crackdown on online platforms, saying they contributed to the Buffalo mass shooting that left 10 dead and three injured. [...]

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Media Institute To Honor Lester Holt of NBC News and Documentarian Ken Burns At ‘Free Speech America’ Virtual Gala on Oct. 19

By |2022-10-17T20:56:43-04:00October 18th, 2022|Press Releases|

Event Celebrates Free Speech Week Taking Place Across America Oct. 17-23 FOR RELEASE: October 18, 2022 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-506-8030 Vienna, Va., October 18, 2022 – The Media Institute will bestow awards on Lester Holt, anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News” and anchor of “Dateline NBC,” and renowned [...]

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DOJ’s Jonathan Kanter: Big Tech Is a Mole That Needs Antitrust Whacking

By |2022-09-23T11:14:04-04:00September 19th, 2022|Issue Watch|

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-19-22 Big Tech is a threat to liberty and a big mole that needs whacking, a la the arcade game where the object is to bash as many of them on the head as possible.  That was the message of the Justice Department’s antitrust chief in a fiery speech [...]

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Court: Texas Content Moderation Law Can Go Into Effect

By |2022-09-23T11:15:53-04:00September 16th, 2022|Issue Watch|

By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-16-22 In a loss for Big Tech and its ad base, a federal appeals court has concluded that corporations do not have a “freewheeling First Amendment right to censor what people say,” and so has paved the way for a Texas law (HB 20) that restricts how social media [...]

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Special Report Looks at TV Viewing, Proposes New Rules for Media and Audience Measurement as Streaming Overtakes Broadcast

By |2022-11-08T20:20:34-04:00September 14th, 2022|Digital Media Center|

A newly released Special Report, The New Rules of Media Measurement, advises the media industry to adopt both a uniform method (currency) for measuring TV audiences and an industry-agreed set of principles and best practices.  The Report, authored by media and advertising expert Adonis Hoffman, also encourages the industry to bolster its own self-regulatory body [...]

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