Comm Law Potpourri

by   |  07.30.06  |  Current Events

I’ve been in Germany for the week, where free speech mainly involves criticizing the United States, which is a safe move there. Here’s a whole bunch of Comm Law stories that have just piled up this week:

Celebrity hypnotist wins libel case
British case

The price of free speech? $325,000 per bad word
An interview with a Congressman/journalist who sees greater protection for broadcast in the future. I think he’s right.

Cartoon of Olmert as Nazi Guard Sets Off Free Speech Debate
It’s interesting how people have their own blind spots when it comes to free speech.

Man branded as Guerin killer in £1 million libel claim
Irish libel case

PBS Can’t Afford Free Speech
Ken Burns’ new documentary will have some dirty words.