Media & Communications Policy

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More on Newspapers and Aggregators

Posted in Copyright, Digital technology, Journalism, Media competition, New Media, Publishing
If newspapers ultimately survive, they might owe a debt of gratitude not only to Rupert Murdoch (as Patrick Maines suggested here recently), but also to two brothers who have combined their expertise in economics and the law to analyze the problem and come up with a potential solution. As I wrote here earlier this month, … Continue Reading

The Threat to Free Speech Is Just Across the Border

Posted in First Amendment, Journalism, Libel, Media jurisprudence, Publishing
Note to American journalists: Step across the border into Canada and you will give up every vestige of your right to free speech and free press. If you write a piece that someone finds offensive or that merely hurts his feelings, you may end up facing trial before one of Canada’s “human rights” tribunals that … Continue Reading