California's IMDb Age Censorship Law Declared Unconstitutional

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A federal judge believes the root of the problem is not age discrimination, but rather sex discrimination. Nevertheless, the law is struck on First Amendment grounds. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Conservative Video Producer Suing Google Over "Censorship" Pushes for Injunction

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Google urges a judge to throw out a lawsuit over restricted videos on YouTube. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Tech Business THR Online

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Is the "Right To Be Forgotten" Censorship?

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An Enquiry into the Right to Be Forgotten and Censorship. Paulan Korenhof, Tilburg University Institute for Law, Technology, and Society, and Ludo Gorzeman, Indpenedent Scholar, have published Who Is Censoring Whom? Here is the abstract. The 'right to be forgotten

Judge Pauses Enforcement of IMDb Age Censorship Law

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"It's difficult to imagine how AB 1687 could not violate the First Amendment," writes the judge. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online SAG-AFTRA Labor

Cambridge University Study Notes That Censorship on the Internet Is Widespread, Threatens Access to Information

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University of Cambridge researchers have released results of a study into censorship on the Internet that reveals that it is "rampant, with more than 60 countries engaging in some form" of it.

IMDb Asks Court to Prohibit Enforcement of Actor Age Censorship Law

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"Without relief from this unconstitutional law, IMDb must choose between risking civil liability or engaging in self-censorship," states the motion.

Copyright Law As a Mechanism For Censorship

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John Tehranian, Southwestern Law School, is publishing The New ©ensorship in the Iowa Law Review. Here is the abstract. Copyright law has become the weapon par excellence of the 21st-century censor. Fueled by a desire to prevent one’s perceived foes

Twitter announces country-specific censorship policy

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While before, the only way Twitter was able to censor tweets was globally, the social networking site now says it can tailor its censorship of tweets to users from specific countries. censorship miscTwitter announced that it will begin censoring tweets specific to individual country’s freedom of expression policies.

IMDb Sues to Invalidate California's Actor Age Censorship Law

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"Rather than passing laws designed to address the root problem of age discrimination, the State of California has chosen to chill free speech and undermine public access to factual information," states the complaint. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Beware of Good Intentions When it Comes to Censorship

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Censorship often comes along with a side order of good intentions — or at least that is in the marketing materials for the proposed censorship. But, the problem is that censorship almost always turns into a tool to seize or maintain a grip on power. […]. You want a world without racism? Lets ban racist speech!

Speech and Censorship On Social Media

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David Schwartz, Ghal Silverman, and Inbal Yahav, all of Bar-Ilan University, have published News Censorship in Social Networks: A Study of Circumvention in the Commentsphere. Here is the abstract. We study the interplay between online news, reader comments, and social

Actors Guild Urges Judge to Save Age Censorship Law to Combat Rampant Bias

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SAG-AFTRA argues in court that ages on IMDb are an "open invitation for casting directors to engage in illegally discriminatory conduct." read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Television Culture Tech Business THR Online

He on China's Cultural Censorship System and Its Influence on Copyright Protection @QMJIP

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China's Cultural Censorship System and Its Influence on Copyright Protection at 7 Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property 74 (April 2017). Tianxiang He, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, has published Control or Promote?

Twitter announces country-specific censorship policy

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While before, the only way Twitter was able to censor tweets was globally, the social networking site now says it can tailor its censorship of tweets to users from specific countries. censorship miscTwitter announced that it will begin censoring tweets specific to individual country’s freedom of expression policies.

California Defends IMDb's Challenge to Actor Age Censorship Law

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The state argues the law is a valid regulation of contracts. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Protesting Censorship Down Under

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by Jason Fischer (follow me on ) Hackers hijacked Australia’s official online censorship board website to protest that agencies practices of filtering web content that hasn’t been ruled to be obscene. Tags: censorship source) In case you can’t read the tiny text pictured above, here’s the message: This site contains information about the boards that have the right to [.].

Senate Holds Hearings On Censorship Of Internet

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Link to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on International Internet Censorship

The Origins of Film Censorship

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Orbach, University of Arizona, has published "Prizefighting and the Birth of Movie Censorship," at 21 Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 251 (2009). Censorship scholars unanimously, but mistakenly, treat a 1907 ordinance of Barak Y. Here is the abstract.

High school drama students get lesson in homophobia, censorship

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bigots censorship First Amendment Student SpeechStudents in the drama department of a Baltimore high school are fighting back after Hartford County School officials censored a scene from an upcoming production of “Almost, Maine.” The production, which is set to open on Nov. 10 at Bel Air High School, includes nine mini-dramas exploring falling in and out of love. The American [.].

Brinton on Racist Language and Censorship in the Media

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Hal Brinton, University of Leeds, is publishing Racist Language and Censorship in the Media in the Westlaw Insight Encyclopedia (Sweet & Maxwell, 2015). Here is the abstract. This article explores the varied regulation across different media which might apply in

Public university censors student’s fliers protesting censorship

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Saginaw Valley State University, a public university located in Michigan, boldly and ironically censored a university student’s flyers about censorship earlier this year. Source). SVSU recently adopted a new policy requiring that all flyers receive approval from the Student Life office prior to posting. The policy requires that, among other things, the flyers “be in [.].

The Obama Administration and Internet Censorship Abroad

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administration effort to circumvent censorship of telecommunications networks. From the June 12th New York Times, an article on a U. Say reporters James Glantz and John Markoff, "The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet

Boxing Films and Censorship

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Orbach, University of Arizona, has published, "Prizefighting and the Birth of Movie Censorship," as Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper 09-08. This Article offers an important historical corrective to the history of movie censorship in Barak Y. Here is the abstract.

Australia and Internet Censorship

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Bambauer, Brooklyn Law School, has published "Filtering in Oz: Australia's Foray into Internet Censorship," as Brooklyn Law School Legal Studies Paper No. Australia's decision to implement Internet censorship using technological means creates a Derek E. Here is the abstract.

Self-Censorship and the First Amendment

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Sedler, Wayne State University Law School, has published Self-Censorship and the First Amendment in volume 25 of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy (2011). Self-censorship refers to the decision by Robert A. Here is the abstract.

Critics See South Korea Internet Curbs as Censorship - NYTimes.com

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Critics See South Korea Internet Curbs as Censorship - NYTimes.com

The Slippery Slope of Censorship: @HuffPost Pulls Story Critical of @Spotify Ahead of IPO — The Trichordist

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Read the complete post on The Trichordist: The Slippery Slope of Censorship: @HuffPost Pulls Story Critical of @Spotify Ahead of IPO — The Trichordist. Artists Rights advocate Blake Morgan (#IRespectMusic) published a story in the Huffington Post this morning critical of Spotify.

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In Iraq, the Likely Return of Censorship

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Timothy Williams reports on the Iraqi government's move to impose new censorship laws that strongly resemble those in place under Saddam Hussein

Dealing With Internet Censorship In South Korea

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Fish, Yale Law School, has published "Is Internet Censorship Compatible with Democracy?: Eric S. Legal Restrictions of Online Speech in South Korea," in Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law (forthcoming). Here is the abstract. This paper examines the

Greg Lukianoff: How Campus Censorship Breeds Incivility, An interview with Wendy Kaminer

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I am both psyched and honored that Marc asked me to contribute to The Legal Satyricon. I am a First Amendment lawyer and president of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Marc and I know each other through the First Amendment Lawyers Association, a group of bad-ass attorneys that have devoted their careers [.]. Academics First Amendment political correctness

UPDATE: UMass Rejects P.C. Censorship

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Last week we reported on how some University of Massachusetts liberals thought that free speech only means politically correct speech. See University of Massachusetts Liberals Against the First Amendment. In a rather surprising move, the University of Massachusetts administration has reversed the Student Government Association’s blatant swipe against free speech in the name [.].

Harvard Law Reviews WikiLeaks Censorship | GroundReport

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Image via Wikipedia Harvard Law Reviews WikiLeaks Censorship | GroundReport Harvard Law Professor Yochai Benkler is about to release a comprehensive study on the U.S.

Google sees 'alarming' level of government censorship | Internet & Media - CNET News

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Google sees 'alarming' level of government censorship | Internet & Media - CNET News

Hollywood Docket: Brazil tops Google's censorship list; Producer wants Lil Wayne 'Lollipop' royalties; Heidi Montag drops suit

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Google has released a list of government censorship requests, revealing that Brazil has been the most aggressive with 3,663 data requests in the second half of last year. However, Google didn't release numbers from China. Telegraph] A producer is suing.

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Censorship in the Name of Political Correctness — Gamers Prepare to Face a New Enemy

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Tags: Civil Liberties First Amendment First Amendment Bad Ass censorship culture gaming law political correctness

Hollywood Docket Top 5: Retrans war!; 'South Park' censorship?; Springsteen retreat

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Entertainment law news you need to care about this morning: This year will see a series of license-fee negotiations among the Big Four networks and cable, satellite and telco operators. And the squabbling could lead to escalating bills for subscribers.

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Hollywood Docket Top 5: Retrans war!; 'South Park' censorship?; Springsteen retreat

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Entertainment law news you need to care about this morning: This year will see a series of license-fee negotiations among the Big Four networks and cable, satellite and telco operators. And the squabbling could lead to escalating bills for subscribers.

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Political Broadcasting Refresher Part 4 - No Censorship - How Can Candidates Get Away With Those Attack Ads?

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In the fourth of our series of political broadcasting refreshers (following those on lowest unit rates , equal opportunities , and reasonable access ), we’ll address the question of the no censorship provision of the rules and what rights stations have to deal with the content of political ads. No censorship applies to state and local candidates as well as Federal candidates.

Volokh Pwns Censorship-Minded “Liberal” Congresswoman Sanchez

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California congresswoman has been reading too much Danielle Citron bullshit and has proposed a crybaby liberal bill against “cyberbullying.&# I’ve been working on a piece slapping her legislation around like the piece of shit that it is. Why bother, Volokh brings the pain, but he brings it nicely. And you thought [.].

Google/YouTube Said to Be Threatening Censorship Of Artists Videos | The Guardian UK

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Chris Castle : Thanks to Alison Wenham and the indies for standing up to the face of evil! This should be reported to Almunia as an example of how Google abuses its monopoly power. istandwithwin. Originally posted on The Trichordist : There is an interesting story breaking in the UK’s Guardian about negotiations between indie labels rights organization Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) and Google’s YouTube.

Note for the Legal Satyricon Blog: Marc Randazza on Alex Jones’s defamation case

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censorship defamation First Amendment free speech misc freedom of expressionMarc Randazza is protecting the rights of Alex Jones, a host on InfoWars and a journalist. Alex Jones faces several defamation lawsuits in different states filed by the families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Alex Jones at one point questioned the official narrative of the story, but now believes the shooting […].

Sotomayor’s Bad Free Speech Decision Doesn’t Mean She’s a “Censorship Goon”

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By Jess Christensen In an earlier post, Professor Randazza expressed the view that a 2008 decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, of which Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is a member, demonstrates that Judge Sotomayor is a “censorship goon.&#.

I DECLARE CONFIDENTIALITY!

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ass hat censorship Civil Liberties copyright culture First Amendment imbeciles internet law lulz You remember that episode, where Michael Scott declares bankruptcy? Keep that in mind for this lesson, kids. This happens to all of us, from time to time.