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UN Report Sets Forth Strong Recommendations for Companies to Protect Free Expression

“YouTube keeps deleting evidence of Syrian chemical weapon attacks” “Azerbaijani faces terrorist propaganda charge in Georgia for anti-Armenian Facebook post” “Medium Just Took Down A Post It Says Doxed ICE Employees” These are just a sampling of recent headlines relating to the regulation of user-generated online content, an increasingly controversial...

The Digital Townsquare: Silicon Valley and the Regulation of Online Speech

Presented by Bloomberg and the First Amendment Coalition and Electronic Frontier Foundation Trolls, bots, fake news—social media sites have become breeding grounds for misinformation and extremist content. Tech giants are in the middle of a nearly impossible balancing act, with pressure from some to regulate content more strictly, and from...
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Disabilities vs DRM: the World Cup Edition

When the Russian and Saudi teams squared off in a World Cup match on June 14, many fans were treated to an enthralling football match; but for a minority of fans with a visual disability, the match was more confusing than exciting. You see, the Russian team wears red jerseys...

Supreme Court Opens Door to Worldwide Patent Damages

The Supreme Court issued a disappointing opinion [PDF] today holding that a company could recover patent damages for lost profits overseas. The court’s reasoning could make overseas damages available in many patent cases. This will disadvantage companies that do research and development in the United States. When patent law...

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