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The polls were overwhelmed on Tuesday, November 6 with an influx of voters, young and old, ready to make a difference and influence their local communities by voting. But as the date for 2018 midterm elections drew nearer, social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat were overwhelmed with another issue—how their platforms were influencing […]

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More often than not, it takes years (if not decades) for the significance of a Supreme Court decision to come to light. This was not the case when the Court handed down its decision in Murphy v. NCAA this past May.  Immediately following the declaring of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) as […]

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Amidst many reports of Survivor suing Kim Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, for unauthorized use of their hit “Eye of the Tiger,” they have yet to file a lawsuit.  However, Survivor could have a valid claim of unauthorized use against Davis.

U.S. District Court Judge David L. Bunning ordered that Davis be jailed […]

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Partisan bickering is nothing new in Washington. This time, however, the bickering may come at a price for free speech and election campaigning as it currently exists. Under current Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations, content published by individuals via blog or other free means is almost totally unregulated if it is available via the internet. […]

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#McConnelling, not Coordinating

On April 2, 2014 By

#McConnelling is here to stay. Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell is cool with it. No word on how Mary Kate and Ashley feel about “Uncle Mitchy.” The meme took root when Jon Stewart called attention to a video put out by Mitch McConnell for Senate. Stewart turned McConnell’s B-roll footage to his […]

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House Overturns Net Neutrality Regulation

On April 11, 2011 By

Proponents of net neutrality lost a battle on Friday. The House of Representatives, in the one-page House Joint Resolution 37, voted 240 to 179 to overturn the Federal Communication Commission’s December regulation that prohibits Internet service providers from interfering with web traffic on their broadband networks.

The FCC’s recent order, entitled “Preserving […]

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Music on the Campaign Trail

On June 9, 2010 By

It seems politicians should have learned by now not to use music in their political campaigns without getting permission from the artist. However, legendary power trio, Rush, are the latest in a long line of musicians taking legal action against political candidates for alleged copyright infringement. Rush are upset that Rand Paul, […]

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Eyes of Tech World on Obama’s Pick for FCC Chairman

On January 20, 2009 By

Many eyes in the tech world are now fixed on Julius Genachowski, President Obama’s pick for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman. If confirmed, Genachowski will face a number of important challenges. Indeed, according to Network World columnist Johna Till Johnson, the decisions that Genachowski will make over the next few years could decide […]

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