Thursday, April 21, 2011

Big government's influence on freedom of speech

At this year's ABA Techshow the subjects of the growing use of technology in the legal field was at forefront of the conference.

Here is an interesting video on the effects of the regulation of the Internet. The "effects" which hover over this regulation, of course, are First Amendment free speech issues. For the presenter, the

biggest policy problem concerning Internet regulation—whether it's music-sharing or the dissemination of diplomatic cables via Wiki Leaks—resides in the reality that wealthy campaign financiers, including record labels and copyright holders, can influence the government far greater than the average citizen.

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