1. Golan v. Holder: Copyright, the Public Domain, and the First Amendment at the Supreme Court


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    Copyright's relationship with the First Amendment is back before the U.S. Supreme Court, with oral arguments held on October 5th, 2011. The Washington D.C. Chapter of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and the American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) co-sponsored a post-argument event where you can hear lawyers for the Petitioners and the Respondents summarize their views of the case and the Justices' questions. Anthony Falzone of the Stanford Law School Center For Internet and Society, counsel of record for the Petitioners, argues that copyright restoration violated the First Amendment and the Copyright Clause. David Carson, General Counsel of the U.S. Copyright Office, reflects on what took place at the argument. Responsive comments are provided by Christopher Mohr of Meyer, Klipper & Mohr P.L.L.C. (who submitted an amici brief as counsel for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, et al.), and WCL Professor Michael Carroll (who submitted two amicus briefs as counsel for Professor Peter Decherney and Heartland Angels).

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    • Hazelwood Impact on Schools


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      Nov. 9, 2012: Panel on Hazelwood's Impact on Schools as part of the 25 year retrospective of Hazelwood sponsored by the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy, Student Press Law Center, First Amendment Law Review and North Carolina Scholastic Media Association. Moderator: Bill Marshall (UNC School of Law) Panelists: Emily Gold Waldman (Pace Law School Professor), Neal Ramee (Tharrington Smith), Allison Schafer (General Counsel/NC School Board Association) The First Amendment Law Review hosted a 25 Year Retrospective of the Hazelwood decision. It’s been nearly 25 years since the Supreme Court rolled back students’ First Amendment rights in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier. Join experts from the fields of law, education and journalism for a conversation about how the rise in censorship — including the recent leap of Hazelwood from K-12 schools to college campuses — has affected young people’s civic readiness. Has the pendulum swung too far toward school authority, and how can schools foster meaningful civic participation from their students in a Hazelwood world?

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        Cedarpines Park Mutual Water Company Annual Shareholders Meeting 08.03.2013

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        • Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry VOD


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          Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry examines the social, psychological, and economic impacts of performing in adult films. What makes people decide to become adult entertainers, how do they go about entering the business, what are their experiences in the business, and how do they deal with career options, finances, and relationships once they exit the business? The documentary also examines proposed regulations that would address current industry issues, including workplace health and safety, such as mandatory STD testing and condom use, and job discrimination once performers decide to leave the industry and pursue conventional employment.

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          • Assault on the First Amendment


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            A discussion of the significant free press issues to emerge from the governmment's deep dive into private, domestic communication and its blithe fishing expeditions into telephone records at the Associated Press and Fox News. Panel: Eric Shawn, Senior correspondent, FOX News Channel; Gregg Leslie, Legal Defense Director for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press; Tom Robbins, CUNY J-School’s Investigative Journalist in Residence. Moderator: Mitch Lebe, 24/7 News Source.

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            • Moyers on America: The Net @ Risk


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              In “The Net at Risk,” a Moyers on America program produced in October 2006, Bill Moyers and journalist Rick Karr report on the challenge corporate America poses to Internet freedom. Then, as now, large and powerful corporations were lobbying Washington to turn the “information superhighway” into what critics call a “toll road,” threatening the equitability that has come to define global democracy’s newest forum.

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              • Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Let the Debate Begin


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                The FDA’s recent warning letter to 23andMe, the maker of mail-order genetic tests, highlights the challenging legal and ethical issues posed by direct-to-consumer genetic testing. We held a complimentary webinar to discuss this trend and related issues.

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                • Religious Freedom in Houston


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                  The Greater Houston Area Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State presents a program celebrating religious freedom and featuring two student plaintiffs who successfully achieved recognition of their rights to religious expression. One is a Catholic boy banned from wearing rosary beads and the other is a Native American forced to cut his hair upon entering kindergarten.

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                  • Renowned Defence Attorney Tom Mesereau on Media Mayhem with Allison Hope Weiner EP#13


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                    EPISODE SYNOPSIS This week Allison talks to attorney Tom Mesereau.  Allison and Tom discuss what it is like representing celebrity clients and learning how he handles the intense media scrutiny that comes along with working on these cases.  They go on to talk about Meseareau’s work on the Michael Jackson molestation case and the intricacies of dealing both with the media as well as members of the Nation of Islam who were present throughout the trial.  Allison then takes on Mesereau’s views on the first amendment and asks him to discuss his view on race and how it plays out in the courtroom. Producer Nick then steps in and asks Mesereau about Gloria Allred, celebrity treatment in the justice system and the issue of fair justice. GUEST BIO Tom Mesereau is a graduate of Harvard College who obtained his law degree from Hastings Law School in California.  He’s handled a number of significant and high profile cases in his career including Robert Blake and Michael Jackson’s trial.  He was the lawyer who was able to get Mr. Blake out on bail and helped to make sure that he wasn’t charged with the death penalty.  He is most well known for his successful defense in the Michael Jackson case, which was covered exhaustively by the media.  Jackson was acquitted on ten felony counts and on lesser-included misdemeanors. The trial lasted five months. Mesereau is also very committed to pro bono work—doing work for free for clients who can’t pay.  Representing clients in Mississippi on death penalty cases.  He has been volunteering time in Southern California by working in the community there continuously.  He’s been recognized and acknowledged by the former Reverend Cecil Murray of First AME Church in California, by Bishop Blakely of West Angeles Church, where Johnnie Cochran was memorialized in April of this year, and by many others.  He is well known and well respected in the community, not for what you hear about in the press, but for what   he does every single day for poor, deprived, voiceless, and often powerless people in the criminal justice system. ADDITIONAL LINKS, ETC. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/14/SPR31MC57L.DTL http://www.lfpress.com/entertainment/celebrities/2011/12/13/19117211-wenn-story.html http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-fdic-wamu-20111214,0,451660.story http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/13/us/supreme-court-to-rule-on-immigration-law-in-arizona.html www.mesereauyu.com www.mesereaufreelegalclinic.com

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                    • Reticence, Exposure, and the First Amendment (Rochelle Gurstein)


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                      Rochelle Gurstein is the author of the acclaimed "The Repeal of Reticence: America’s Cultural and Legal Struggles over Free Speech, Obscenity, Sexual Liberation, and Modern Art." She has written a bi-weekly column, “Out of Time,” for The New Republic Online, on why the world looks and feels the way it does. Her essays on intellectual history, aesthetics, and contemporary social and political matters have appeared in the New Republic, Salmagundi, the American Scholar, and other publications.

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