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Internet speech endangered by authoritarians

By Corey Friedman International Internet regulators could have broad powers to censor online speech if nations like Russia, China and Saudi Arabia have their way. A little-known United Nations body called the International Telecommunication Union is meeting this week to … Continue reading

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Principal parodies are protected speech

By Corey Friedman Students who poke fun at their principal or skewer the superintendent through online parody pages could go to jail under a shortsighted state law passed last month. North Carolina‚Äôs School Violence Prevention Act defines building a fake … Continue reading

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Rivers’ claims don’t hold water

By William R. Toler When a retail giant refused to carry her latest book, comedian Joan Rivers wasn’t laughing. Intead, she handcuffed herself to a shopping cart at a Costco in Burbank, Calif. in protest of the business decision which … Continue reading

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NCSU Free Expression Tunnel censored by students

By William R. Toler In a bit of First Amendment irony, the Free Expression Tunnel at North Carolina State University was censored by students after “offensive images and slurs” were painted on its walls. According to the college’s paper the … Continue reading

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IndieRegister sponsors student media

By William R. Toler It seems a sweet bit of irony that Corey Friedman and I helped get the Campus Communicator back up and running this week. Why, you may ask, is that ironic? It’s ironic because it happens to … Continue reading

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Less tar, less nicotine, less freedom

By Corey Friedman Sometimes, explained Sigmund Freud, a cigar is just a cigar. And sometimes, it’s the First Amendment. Craven Community College sneaked an unconstitutional prior restraint rule in its tobacco-free campus policy this spring, and administrators appear unwilling to … Continue reading

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