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Zero Textbook Cost Syllabus For Com 3045 (Communication, Law, And Free Speech), Donovan Bisbee 2022 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Zero Textbook Cost Syllabus For Com 3045 (Communication, Law, And Free Speech), Donovan Bisbee

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From pornography to political speech, from the lewd to the libelous, and everywhere in between, the law is forever drawing lines that divide protected speech (what you can say in America) from unprotected speech (what you cannot say in America). This is an interdisciplinary course that draws on philosophical, legal, and rhetorical theories of communication to help explain how those lines are drawn. Readings include famous court cases involving freedom of speech, as well as political and philosophical writings on all sides of the free speech debate. This course is part of the required core for the Communication Studies Major ...


Representation Without Elections: Civil Society Participation As A Remedy For The Democratic Deficits Of Online Speech Governance, Brenda Dvoskin 2022 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Representation Without Elections: Civil Society Participation As A Remedy For The Democratic Deficits Of Online Speech Governance, Brenda Dvoskin

Villanova Law Review

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High School Coaches Call A Foul: Important Considerations For High School Coaches Considering A Defamation Claim, Mallory Shumaker 2022 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

High School Coaches Call A Foul: Important Considerations For High School Coaches Considering A Defamation Claim, Mallory Shumaker

Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal

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The Three Laws: The Chinese Communist Party Throws Down The Data Regulation Gauntlet, William Chaskes 2022 Washington and Lee University School of Law

The Three Laws: The Chinese Communist Party Throws Down The Data Regulation Gauntlet, William Chaskes

Washington and Lee Law Review

Criticism of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) runs a wide gamut. Accusations of human rights abuses, intellectual property theft, authoritarian domestic policies, disrespecting sovereign borders, and propaganda campaigns all have one common factor: the CCP’s desire to control information. Controlling information means controlling data. Lurking beneath the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) tumultuous relationship with the rest of the world is the fight between nations to control their citizens’ data while also keeping it out of the hands of adversaries. The CCP’s Three Laws are its newest weapon in this data war.

One byproduct of the ...


The Kids Are All Right: The Law Of Free Expression And New Information Technologies, Mark Tushnet 2022 Harvard University

The Kids Are All Right: The Law Of Free Expression And New Information Technologies, Mark Tushnet

Catholic University Law Review

Recently the literature on free expression has turned to the question, should the law of free expression be adjusted because of the availability of new information technologies (hereafter NIT), and if so, how? The only thing about NIT that distinguishes them from traditional media is that disseminating expression via NIT is much less expensive than doing so via traditional media. The tenor of recent scholarship on NIT and free expression is that the invention of NIT does support some modification of free expression law. This Essay argues that that conclusion might be correct, but that many of the arguments offered ...


Paving A New (Hua)Wei: A Comparative Analysis Of International Approaches To Securing Information And Communication Technology Supply Chains, Jordan Villegas 2022 Catholic University of America (Student)

Paving A New (Hua)Wei: A Comparative Analysis Of International Approaches To Securing Information And Communication Technology Supply Chains, Jordan Villegas

Catholic University Law Review

Recent amendments to Chinese Intelligence Laws codify affirmative obligations upon domestic companies and citizens alike, namely, that they must assist and support the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in its intelligence gathering efforts. Coupling these laws with the international prevalence of Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications company comprising two-thirds of 5G equipment outside China, CCP compromised 5G equipment is an unassailable reality. This article explores five intelligence allied nations and how each has respectively addressed the risk posed by Huawei. It argues each nation’s policies are deducible to three primary approaches, categorically including: (1) promulgation of law explicitly excluding Huawei 5G ...


Aclp - Overview Of Bead Nofo - June 2022, New York Law School 2022 New York Law School

Aclp - Overview Of Bead Nofo - June 2022, New York Law School

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A Guide To Federal Broadband Funding Programs - Overview Of Bead (Updated) - June 2022, New York Law School 2022 New York Law School

A Guide To Federal Broadband Funding Programs - Overview Of Bead (Updated) - June 2022, New York Law School

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The “End” Of Neutrality: Tumultuous Times Require A Deeper Value, Carol Pauli 2022 Texas A&M University School of Law

The “End” Of Neutrality: Tumultuous Times Require A Deeper Value, Carol Pauli

Faculty Scholarship

This essay has observed that, when times are tumultuous, third parties who intend to be neutral may need some mooring beyond the norms that are shifting. It argues that neutrality is an unsatisfying value in such times and suggests that neutrals look to the deeper values of their field. It proposes human dignity as a good place to begin, and it invites others to explore whether an initial commitment to the inherent worth of every person would make a helpful difference in practice.


Investing In Human Futures: How Big Tech And Social Media Giants Abuse Privacy And Manipulate Consumerism, Brett Dembrow 2022 University of Miami Law School

Investing In Human Futures: How Big Tech And Social Media Giants Abuse Privacy And Manipulate Consumerism, Brett Dembrow

University of Miami Business Law Review

Social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram originated with one seemingly innocent goal: “to bring the world closer together.”1 Now, these Big Tech giants own and operate some of the most powerful platforms in the world simply because of their unethical yet effective strategies to maintain their users’ attention. Social media companies have monetized the amount of time their users spend on their platforms by honing in on the individual preferences of each user and selling that access to advertisers. This heightened access to potential consumers and their preferences has become the most valuable marketing tool for ...


Broadband In The Mountain State: Connectivity Linked To Local Options, Denali S. Hendrick 2022 West Virginia University College of Law

Broadband In The Mountain State: Connectivity Linked To Local Options, Denali S. Hendrick

West Virginia Law Review

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How To Regulate Online Platforms: Why Common Carrier Doctrine Is Inappropriate To Regulate Social Networks And Alternate Approaches To Protect Rights, Edward W. McLaughlin 2022 Fordham University School of Law

How To Regulate Online Platforms: Why Common Carrier Doctrine Is Inappropriate To Regulate Social Networks And Alternate Approaches To Protect Rights, Edward W. Mclaughlin

Fordham Law Review Online

Concerns about the “concentrated control of so much speech in the hands of a few private parties” and their ability to suppress some user speech have led to calls to regulate online platforms like common carriers or public accommodations. Advocates of that regulation theorize that social media platforms host today’s public forum and are open to all comers and so should have a responsibility to be content neutral and allow all voices to be heard. Traditionally, the argument that private players, as opposed to only government actors, can violate individuals’ free speech rights was a progressive cause, but recently ...


Rage Against The Machine: Reducing Robocall Abuse To Protect At-Risk Consumers, Nicole Egan 2022 University of Massachusetts School of Law

Rage Against The Machine: Reducing Robocall Abuse To Protect At-Risk Consumers, Nicole Egan

University of Massachusetts Law Review

For most people, robocalls are nothing more than an annoying side-effect of owning a cell phone today. But a successful robocall scheme is still capable of wreaking financial and psychological havoc on its victims. Senior citizens and cognitively impaired individuals are often targeted by fraudulent phone calls or texts because they may have trouble understanding how to identify and protect themselves from robocall abuse. This Note proposes a collaborative solution to this problem by calling on the judiciary and legislatures to minimize the amount of robocalls received by American telephone consumers. By adopting a broader understanding of the law and ...


Sunday Ticket: The Ninth Circuit's Expansion Of The Quick Look Test Could Incidentally Help Fans Watch More Football For Less Money, Matthew Oakley 2022 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Sunday Ticket: The Ninth Circuit's Expansion Of The Quick Look Test Could Incidentally Help Fans Watch More Football For Less Money, Matthew Oakley

Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal

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The Empty Promises Of Diversity Mou's: How The Fcc Can Strengthen Commitments To Racial Equity, Jeleesa Omala 2022 St. John's University School of Law

The Empty Promises Of Diversity Mou's: How The Fcc Can Strengthen Commitments To Racial Equity, Jeleesa Omala

Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development

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African Americans have been systematically disenfranchised from nearly all sectors of American society since the country’s founding. As such, African Americans do not just perceive the problem of racial discrimination as a matter of personal prejudice but also a matter of survival. Without access to fundamental resources like higher education, healthcare, and economic opportunity, the quality of Black life decreases astronomically. The nation begins to equate being Black with being “less than,” and continues to disinvest in Black populations, which signals to Black people that their lives do not matter.

Nevertheless, determined Black entrepreneurs continue to fight to ...


Masthead, 2022 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Masthead

Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

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The Jurisprudence Of Public Concern In Anti-Slapp Law: Shifting Boundaries In State Statutory Protection Of Free Expression, Matthew D. Bunker, Emily Erickson 2022 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

The Jurisprudence Of Public Concern In Anti-Slapp Law: Shifting Boundaries In State Statutory Protection Of Free Expression, Matthew D. Bunker, Emily Erickson

Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

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Digital Wild West: Foreign Social Media Bans, Data Privacy, And Free Speech, Tiange (Tim) Chen 2022 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Digital Wild West: Foreign Social Media Bans, Data Privacy, And Free Speech, Tiange (Tim) Chen

Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

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From Utilitarianism To Fordism: How Americans Brought The Panopticon Home, Katherine Hoppe 2022 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

From Utilitarianism To Fordism: How Americans Brought The Panopticon Home, Katherine Hoppe

Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many not considered essential employees into their homes. Many employers worried about employee accountability, leveraged surveillance techniques to maximize employee performance and ensure productivity. These technologies include screen monitoring software, video recordings of employees within their homes, monitoring of social media, and typing efficiency. While employees continue to work outside of the office, private employers will increasingly monitor employees in spaces traditionally considered private—including the home. As private and public life spheres continue to overlap, privacy for workers may erode. What kinds of surveillance have employees experienced in their homes since the Covid-19 lockdown orders ...


Cut! . . . Out Of Credit Arbitration The Case For Giving Hollywood Directors A Formalized Dispute Resolution Procedure For Conflicts Of Attribution, Madeline Giles 2022 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Cut! . . . Out Of Credit Arbitration The Case For Giving Hollywood Directors A Formalized Dispute Resolution Procedure For Conflicts Of Attribution, Madeline Giles

Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

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