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Hip hop artists to Supreme Court: Pittsburgh rapper’s lyrics are not ‘a true threat of violence’ – CNNPolitics

0 Commentsby   |  03.07.19  |  Free Speech

Several famous rappers are urging the US Supreme Court to take up a case involving a Pittsburgh rapper and whether his song lyrics are protected under the First Amendment.

Source: Hip hop artists to Supreme Court: Pittsburgh rapper’s lyrics are not ‘a true threat of violence’ – CNNPolitics More »

Spotify takes down Alex Jones podcasts citing ‘hate content’ | Star Tribune

0 Commentsby   |  02.05.19  |  Free Speech

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Why Facebook’s Hate-Speech Policy Makes So Little Sense

0 Commentsby   |  02.05.19  |  Free Speech

Source: Why Facebook’s Hate-Speech Policy Makes So Little Sense | Michael C. Dorf | Verdict | Legal Analysis and Commentary from Justia More »

Judge says Tampa conversion therapy ban violates First Amendment free-speech rights

0 Commentsby   |  02.05.19  |  Free Speech

A federal magistrate judge this week recommended that a ban on conversion therapy in Tampa, be partially blocked, arguing it violates therapists’ free-speech rights under the First Amendment. More »

Songwriters, publishers unveil bid to run nation’s music licensing

0 Commentsby   |  02.05.19  |  Free Speech

The Mechanical Licensing Collective will be overseen by professional songwriters and publishers, including several from Nashville. More »

Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes sues Southern Poverty Law Center over hate group label

0 Commentsby   |  02.04.19  |  Free Speech

The SPLC says the group is “known for anti-Muslim and misogynistic rhetoric” and members “maintain affiliations with known extremists.” More »

Lawsuit Challenges SEC Gag Order and Book Ban – Institute for Justice

0 Commentsby   |  01.10.19  |  Free Speech

This press release and the lawsuit it announces are subject to a gag order imposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) prohibiting us from telling you the story of ████████, an American entrepreneur who, as he tells it, was the victim of an overzealous government investigation. Although the SEC agreed to settle his case… More »

A Massive Amount of Iconic Works Will Enter the Public Domain on New Year’s Eve – Motherboard

0 Commentsby   |  12.29.18  |  Free Speech

Why the copyright terms on a goldmine of works from 1923 are about to expire.

Source: A Massive Amount of Iconic Works Will Enter the Public Domain on New Year’s Eve – Motherboard More »

Arkansas Har-Ber High School’s Newspaper Criticized Student Football Transfers To Springdale And Was Suspended

by   |  12.01.18  |  Free Speech

“They are like, ‘Well, you raised an uproar, we’re going to try and silence you,’” said Halle Roberts, 17, the editor-in-chief of the Har-Ber Herald in Arkansas. More »

Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts for trademark infringement – MarketWatch

by   |  11.07.18  |  Free Speech

The Girl Scouts say a Boy Scout rebranding effort is cutting into their turf, causing confusion.

Source: Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts for trademark infringement – MarketWatch More »