Donald Trump Can't Block Twitter Users Over Politics, Judge Rules

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Politics Politics THR Online Donald Trump TwitterThe court found Twitter is a designated public forum and Donald Trump's "viewpoint-based exclusion" of individuals from that forum violates the First Amendment. read more. THR, Esq.

Ninth Circuit: Montana Statute Prohibiting Political Robocalls Violates First Amendment

Media Law Prof Blog

Fox, the 9th Circuit has ruled that a Montana statute prohibiting political robocalls runs afoul of the First Amendment, holding while the government may regulate the time, place, and manner of such calls, it may not In Victory Processing v.

Sirocco (Poetry & Politics)

Digital Media Law

A wind that turns landscapes Into arid civic ruin. —————————————————————————— Previously Trump - ‘The Grand Experiment’ (Video) (Poetry & Politics Music/FX credits: piano Amir Mofrat; flute Jensmuse; wind Mark DiAngelo. Click here if the player above is not visible. An ill wind blows Straight across the land: You can feel it now. It’s a desert gale That dessicates compassion; A sandstorm Scouring empathy from the heart. It’s a parching blast, A dry sirocco That burns away kindness.

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The Politics of Librarians

Music Technology Policy

In fact, while libertarians may politically identify as candidates of the Republican Party in certain cases, there are a boatload of libertarians who do not like copyright much at all (the “statutory monopoly” crowd). It’s quite unclear to me that political party affiliation has anything to do with it. The lopsided vote this week on HR 1695 (the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act ) this week invites an explanation (378-48).

Eminem's Legal Battle Against New Zealand Political Party Spills Into U.S. Court

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A track known as "Eminem esque," used in political ads, allegedly sources to a California company. Music Music Politics Business THR Onlineread more. THR, Esq.

Trump Argues His Sexual Assault Denial Is "Political Speech" Outside Reach of Defamation Law

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Politics Television Politics THR OnlinePresident Trump's lawyer asks a judge to take a fairly broad reading of the First Amendment. read more. THR, Esq.

Entertainment Law Update 028 – Politics, helicopters & Batmobiles

Gordon P. Firemark

In this Episode: Political campaigns raise the ire of copyright holders and newscasters. Beyond that, an artist does not have the ability to restrict the use of their song at a political event. In this episode, we discuss political campaign uses of music, tv news clips, etc.,

Donald Trump Moves to Dismiss Ex-'Apprentice' Star's "Politically Motivated" Lawsuit

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Politics Television Politics Business THR OnlineThe president's court papers frame Summer Zervos' defamation complaint as an attempt to gather fodder for impeachment hearings. read more. THR, Esq.

July political cartoons from the USA TODAY network

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July political cartoons from the USA TODAY network

UK Politics, Cartoons, and Stereotypes

Media Law Prof Blog

He explains its history and meaning and discusses its links to current UK politics. The Irish Times's Seamas O'Reilly discusses some racist imagery involving the Irish that has popped up in cartooning in UK media recently.

Kahn on Mask Bans as Expressions of Memory Politics in the United States

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), has published Mask Bans As Expressions of Memory Politics in the United States. Robert Kahn, University of St. Here is the abstract. Mask laws have a lengthy history in the United States, one primarily, but

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Beware of the Political File Obligations in this Hot Political Advertising Year

Broadcast Law Blog

In this “political” year with Congressional mid-term elections in November, including many hotly contested races for seats in the US House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as many state and local elections, I receive many questions from broadcasters across the country. Perhaps the area in which most questions are received deals with the “political file,” particularly because these files are now available online.

Preparing for the 2020 Elections – Our Updated Political Broadcasting Guide

Broadcast Law Blog

2020 will no doubt be a very active year for political advertising. To help broadcasters sort out the confusing rules they need to follow in connection with such advertising, we have updated our Political Broadcasting Guide for Broadcasters (note that the URL for the updated version has not changed from prior versions, so your bookmarks should continue to work). We trust that our Guide will assist broadcasters in spotting issues in this very active political year.

Kahn on Free Speech, Official History, and National Politics

Media Law Prof Blog

Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), has published Free Speech, Official History and Nationalist Politics: Toward a Typology of Objections to Memory Laws as U of St. Robert Kahn, University of St.

Behind political curtain, immigration policy changes

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Behind political curtain, immigration policy changes

Violence and Political Speech

The Legal Satyricon

My most recent CNN Column discusses violence in political settings. What they don’t understand is that when we use violence in politics, no matter what, the bad people […]. See Defend Donald Trump’s right to free speech I don’t get to write my own headlines, ok? Some good people think that sometimes being violent is ok.

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Beware of the Political File Obligations in this Hot Political Advertising Year

Broadcast Law Blog

In this “political” year with Congressional mid-term elections in November, including many hotly contested races for seats in the US House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as many state and local elections, I receive many questions from broadcasters across the country. Perhaps the area in which most questions are received deals with the “political file,” particularly because these files are now available online.

FEC Seeks Comment on Proposal for Change in TV Political Disclosures

Broadcast Law Blog

We usually think of the FCC as the agency that sets the details of the broadcast disclosure obligations for political candidate’s TV ads. But the Federal Election Commission has its own rules for political advertising that are binding on the candidates, rather than on the stations. Right now, the written disclosures of the sponsor of political ads need to run at 4% of vertical picture height for not less than 4 seconds – the same requirement reflected in both the FEC and FCC rules.

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FEC Seeks Comment on Proposal for Change in TV Political Disclosures

Broadcast Law Blog

We usually think of the FCC as the agency that sets the details of the broadcast disclosure obligations for political candidate’s TV ads. But the Federal Election Commission has its own rules for political advertising that are binding on the candidates, rather than on the stations. Right now, the written disclosures of the sponsor of political ads need to run at 4% of vertical picture height for not less than 4 seconds – the same requirement reflected in both the FEC and FCC rules.

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Political Broadcasting Issues to Consider Now for the 2020 Election Campaign

Broadcast Law Blog

With the first debate among these candidates scheduled for late June, it seems like we have a real election already underway – and it is time for broadcasters to start thinking about their political broadcasting obligations under FCC rules and the Communications Act , and beginning to make plans for compliance with those rules. We have written about some of the issues that broadcasters should already be considering in our Political Broadcasting Guide (which we plan to update shortly).

Craig on Critical Copyright Law and the Politics of "IP" @CraigCarys

Media Law Prof Blog

Craig, Osgoode Hall Law School, is publishing Critical Copyright Law and the Politics of 'IP', in Research Handbook on Critical Legal Theory (Emilios Christodoulidis, Ruth Dukes & Marco Goldoni, eds., Carys J.

Kavanaugh vote will drive political backlash if history is guide

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Kavanaugh vote will drive political backlash if history is guide

Political Correctness has jumped the Shark

The Legal Satyricon

Mount Holyoke College cancels “The Vagina Monologues” because women who don’t have vaginas got their feels hurt. source) No. F **g seriously. “At At its core, the show offers an extremely narrow perspective on what it means to be a woman…Gender is a wide and varied experience, one that cannot simply be reduced to biological or anatomical […].

Obama on FBI, Politics - NBC News

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Obama on FBI, Politics - NBC News

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Clarke and Piper on A Legal Framework to Govern Online Political Expression by Public Servants @Carleton_U

Media Law Prof Blog

Amanda Clarke, Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration, and Benjamin Pipe, National Judicial Institute, have published A Legal Framework to Govern Online Political Expression by Public Servants at 21 Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal 1 (2018).

Pashler and Heriot on Perceptions of Newsworthiness and Political Usefulness Biases @hpashler @GailHeriot

Media Law Prof Blog

Heriot, University of San Diego School of Law, have published Perceptions of Newsworthiness are Contaminated by a Political Usefulness Bias as San Diego Legal Studies Paper No Hal Pashler, University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychology, and Gail L.

Ireland-Piper and Crowe on Whistleblowing, National Security, and the Constitutional Freedom of Political Communication @drjoncrowe

Media Law Prof Blog

Danielle Ireland-Piper and Jonathan Crowe, both of Bond University School of Law, have published Whistleblowing, National Security and the Constitutional Freedom of Political Communication at 46 Federal Law Review 341 (2018).

Donald Trump Must Face Ex-'Apprentice' Star's Defamation Lawsuit

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Politics Television Politics THR Online"No one is above the law," writes the judge. read more. THR, Esq.

Updated Political Broadcasting Guide – Questions and Answers about Broadcasters’ Obligations During this Election Season

Broadcast Law Blog

To help broadcasters sort out the confusing rules about political advertising , we have updated our Political Broadcasting Guide for Broadcasters (note that the URL for the updated version has not changed from prior versions, so your bookmarks should continue to work). The revised guide is much the same as the one that we published two years ago, formatted as Questions and Answers to cover many of the issues that come up for broadcasters in a political season.

Charles Payne, Fox News Sued by Political Commentator Who Says She Was Raped

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Scottie Hughes says she was raped, retaliated against and defamed. Fox News says her lawsuit is a "shameful" publicity stunt. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Fox News Channel

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Examining Fox News's Political Influence

Media Law Prof Blog

Joshua David Clinton, Vanderbilt University Department of Political Science, and Ted Enamorado have published The Fox News Factor: How the Spread of Fox News Affects Position Taking in Congress. Here is the abstract. Scholars have argued that the media can

Trump finds political utility in violence | MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Trump finds political utility in violence | MSNBC

DACA immigrants face anxious future amid political debate

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

DACA immigrants face anxious future amid political debate

The politics of SC and race | MSNBC

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

The politics of SC and race | MSNBC

The Politics of Digital Piracy

Music Technology Policy

Reblogged from The Trichordist: by Chris Whitten (copyright in the author). It has been thirteen years since the free music service Napster burst into our consciences and anti-copyright activist Larry Lessig began campaigning for the free culture movement. Today however, we find that the free culture movement has lost the war for hearts and minds within the creative community and also increasingly with consumers. Read more… 2,927 more words

Framing rioting as political protest | MSNBC

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Framing rioting as political protest | MSNBC

Gender and Political Ads

Media Law Prof Blog

Tina Ruggeiro has published The Gender Gap and its Effect on Presidential Campaigns and Political Ads. Here is the abstract. In America women not only vote differently than men but they also vote in larger numbers (Poggione). In 2000, 56

Sunstein and Randall on Political Control Over Public Communications By Government Scientists @CassSunstein @lirarandall ?

Media Law Prof Blog

Sunstein, Harvard Law School, and Lisa Randall, Harvard University, Department of Physics, have published Political Control Over Public Communications by Government Scientists. Cass R.

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The DMCA, Campaign Debate Footage, and Political Advertising

Media Law Prof Blog

Susan Park, Boise State University, has published Unauthorized Televised Debate Footage in Political Campaign Advertising: Fair Use and the DMCA in volume 29 of the Southern Law Journal (2013).

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Schnellenbach on the Behavioural Political Economy of Regulating Fake News @schnellenbachj

Media Law Prof Blog

Jan Schnellenbach, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Institute for Economics, Chair for Microeconomics; Walter Eucken Institute, is publishing On the Behavioural Political Economy of Regulating Fake News in Ordo – Jahrbuch für die Ordnung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft.

FCC Political Broadcasting Rules for Write-In Candidates

Broadcast Law Blog

Once the local election authority receives the papers (and does whatever evaluation may be required to determine if the filer is qualified for a place on the ballot), a person is legally qualified and entitled to all the FCC political broadcasting rights of a candidate: equal opportunities, no censorship, reasonable access if they are Federal candidates, and lowest unit rates during the limited LUC windows (45 days before a primary and 60 days before a general election).

Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Drops Libel Lawsuits Against Buzzfeed, Fusion GPS

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Politics Politics Tech THR OnlineThe lawsuits challenged what was said about him in the infamous "Trump Dossier." read more. THR, Esq.

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Google Beats Lawsuit Accusing YouTube of Censoring Conservatives

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Business Politics Tech Business THR Online Google YouTube PoliticsA judge holds that YouTube isn't a "public forum" run by a "state actor." read more. THR, Esq.