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Google Turns WikiLeaks Volunteer’s Gmail Data Over to Feds

The lead plenary session at our Media Law in the Digital Age Conference on Oct. 22, 2011 is about the effects WikiLeaks will have on freedom of information and freedom of the press. Now we’ll have to add the freedom to protect your Gmail data from government interception. ReadWriteWeb writes: …[more]

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Blogging Lawyers Beware: Is It an Ad or News & Commentary?

Our Media Law in the Digital Age Conference on Oct. 22 at Kennesaw State University might help shed light on what’s news and what’s an advertisement? Here is an example of a dispute the Washington Post writes about: Virginia lawyers who blog about their cases, beware: the state bar may c…[more]

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Quick Guide for Citizen Journalists Covering Wall Street Protests

The Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard University’s Berkman Center just released a quick Q&A for the rights of citizen journalists covering protests, specifically at “Occupy Wall Street” protest in New York. You will learn more about covering public events at our Media Law i…[more]

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National Press Photographers Lawyer Joins Media Law Conference

Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, joins an already powerful group of presenters at the Media Law in the Digital Age Conference On Oct. 22, 2011 at Kennesaw State University. Osterreicher will be on this panel: Is Recording in Public a Crime? Mo…[more]

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Should This Photojournalist Been Arrested for Doing His Job?

Three press associations, a TV news station and Carlos Miller at the Photography Is Not a Crime blog are all going after Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, who says that the arrest of a photojournalist at the scene of a fire may have been justified. Of course, the topic plays right into our Media Law.…[more]

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Is Google Using Racial Profiling for Ad Sales?

Over at Huffington Post, commentator Nathan Newman of Tech-Progress.org, asks if Google is using digital racial profiling to push shady ads. Of course, if true, there are ethical questions; I wonder if there are legal ones too. As moderator of the advertising law panel at our Media Law in the Digita…[more]

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Social Media Enhances First Amendment Appreciation

Our Media Law in the Digital Age conference aims to have a healthy student audience so what Eric Newton, an adviser at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, wrote recently indicates we are on the right track: The Future of the First Amendment, a new study released last week by the John S....…[more]

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State Secrets vs. the First Amendment

Our opening panel at the Media Law in the Digital Age conference is going to address the after effects that WikiLeaks’ drop of  confidential diplomatic cables will have on the freedom of the press and on freedom of information in general. The panelists, which  include David McCraw, VP for le…[more]

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Welcome to the Media Law in Digital Age Blog

Okay, as one of the first folks to come to our Media Law in the Digital Age Conference blog site, you will get a welcoming discount to our October 22, 2011 conference at Kennesaw State University, located just outside of Atlanta. Sign up now, while the discount is still in effect. Hope to see you...…[more]