Archive for April, 2005

Bush: Openness mustn’t trump privacy, security

by   |  04.16.05  |  Current Events

I think this exemplifies the two sides to this argument. More »

Freeing IP orphans through copyright reform?

by   |  04.16.05  |  Current Events

Hat tip to Kelly Haseltine of the Spring Comm Law class: More »

Eminem’s bully pounded from court

by   |  04.16.05  |  Current Events

The bully Eminem wrote about in his song “Drain Damage” (I listen to it every day) has been told he can’t sue for false light. More »

The Power of Coffee

by   |  04.12.05  |  Free Speech

I have planned two Coffee House Thursday events during the Maymester Comm Law trip to Oxford. During the late 1600s and early 1700s in England, the coffee house became the center of free exchange of opinion and discussion, much like dinner clubs in Germany and wine salons in France. They were the initial laboratories of the marketplace of ideas concept. More »

Scalia: Don’t write off true-believing Christians

by   |  04.10.05  |  Current Events

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Thursday: “One can be sophisticated and believe in Jesus as in some way a ‘son of God.’ But to believe in traditional Christianity is something else. To believe Jesus was God and was born of a virgin … surely those who adhere to those beliefs are regarded in educated circles — maybe in the South, it’s different — are regarded as simple-minded.” More »

An indecent proposal

by   |  04.05.05  |  Current Events, broadcast decency

Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner III, R-Wis., says making indecency criminal rather than regulatory would be more effective. Cable industry executives favor relf-regulation. I favor turning off the television. More »