• Honest Government Ad | Anti Encryption Law
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    Honest Government Ad | Anti Encryption Law

    Hello I’m from the Australien Government Do you have something to hide? Nah, just kidding We’re not some fascist regime! Ha-ha-ha Seriously though, do you? Unfortunately encryption makes it hard for us to spy on you these days so just to make sure, we’re introducing yet another law to expand the surveillance state Introducing the Assistance & Access Bill – or Ass Access for short Relax, despite how it sounds we’re not trying to access your data through your backdoor We’re just after the keys to your front door Yup, Ass Access will force tech companies to do our dirty work for us for example, by making them insert a…

  • The Right of Publicity and the First Amendment
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    The Right of Publicity and the First Amendment

    right a publicity in the first amendment to write a publicity is not The Constitutional Right. The right of publicity is fundamentally an economic right. It’s the right to exploit your name image or likeness for commercial gain The right of publicity is not mentioned in the Constitution. Unlike copyright or patents, it’s not there. The right of publicity therefore does not give the holder of the right the right to censor inflammatory or offensive portrayals, because the First Amendment The First Amendment protects information in the public interest. As the press likes to say it is the right of the public to know and the press’ right to tell.…

  • Webinar – Protecting Patron Privacy in Public Libraries – 2017-03-16
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    Webinar – Protecting Patron Privacy in Public Libraries – 2017-03-16

    Crystal: Welcome and thank you for joining us for today’s TechSoup for Library’s webinar. Today’s topic is protecting patron privacy in public libraries. My name is Crystal, and I’ll be your host. Patron privacy is of critical importance to libraries. It’s included in the American Library Association’s Code of Ethics and the Library Bill of Rights. As technology changes rapidly, libraries and librarians are working hard to keep up with digital security issues to better protect the privacy of their users, but this is not an easy task. Today we have two guests joining us to help us sort out some of these issues and share examples of solutions. We…

  • Online Privacy – right to be forgotten
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    Online Privacy – right to be forgotten

    With the birth of the computer, and then the internet, the information age began. It started with excitement and great optimism about how the free flow of information would change the world. Social networks and search engines like Google, Facebook, and Twitter putting “in the moment” information at our finger tips. Mobile technology and smart phones keeping us tied to that information no matter where we are. And now the rise of the internet of things, which is making our homes smarter and adaptable to our every whim. But at what cost? There’s no easy answers here, and I’m still struggling with this myself, but it’s an important conversation to…

  • Can Border Patrol Search Your Phone Without a Warrant? [POLICYbrief]
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    Can Border Patrol Search Your Phone Without a Warrant? [POLICYbrief]

    At ports of entry and the extended borders, Customs and Border Protection enjoys a broad authority to search, uh, property that belongs to US citizens and other travelers. As things stand, CBP does not need a warrant to search the laptops, phones, or cameras belonging to people arriving in the United States. This is part of the long-standing exception to the Fourth Amendment, but is very worrying at a time when cell phones and laptops are ubiquitous among the adult population. In US v. Ramsey, then Justice Rehnquist and his majority summarized what’s come to be called the border exception to the fourth amendment, writing that, “Searches made at the…

  • Privacy & Freedom of the Press
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    Privacy & Freedom of the Press

    Welcome, all of you to Columbia Law School for the 2017 Federalist Society National Student Symposium. It is an honor, truly an honor, looking out at this room and seeing, wow, from what I can understand more than 600 people registered for this important convening, and it’s truly an honor for Columbia to be able to host it for the first time since 2006. So we welcome you all here, you are our honored guests. I’m particularly pleased to welcome our distinguished panelists this evening and presenters, especially members of the Federal Judiciary who are here and will be helping to moderate discussions over the next two days. And I…

  • Raul Mas Canosa v. City of Coral Gables & Florida Dept. of State & Florida Dept. Law Enforcement
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    Raul Mas Canosa v. City of Coral Gables & Florida Dept. of State & Florida Dept. Law Enforcement

    Just imagine if a police officer followed you around. Just following you in your car everywhere you went and that would make you nervous. And now imagine if that same police officers followed you around everywhere you went for the last three years. The city of Coral Gables is a suburb of the city of Miami. Beautiful residential community that happens to sit right in the middle of Miami-Dade County. I’ve lived here practically my entire life. It’s the city that I love but Big Brother has now taken over our city. We have now automatic license plate readers and closed-circuit television cameras positioned all throughout the city of Coral…

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    Privacy & Freedom of the Press

    Welcome, all of you to Columbia Law School for the 2017 Federalist Society National Student Symposium. It is an honor, truly an honor, looking out at this room and seeing, wow, from what I can understand more than 600 people registered for this important convening, and it’s truly an honor for Columbia to be able to host it for the first time since 2006. So we welcome you all here, you are our honored guests. I’m particularly pleased to welcome our distinguished panelists this evening and presenters, especially members of the Federal Judiciary who are here and will be helping to moderate discussions over the next two days. And I…

  • Articles

    Privacy & Freedom of the Press

    Welcome, all of you to Columbia Law School for the 2017 Federalist Society National Student Symposium. It is an honor, truly an honor, looking out at this room and seeing, wow, from what I can understand more than 600 people registered for this important convening, and it’s truly an honor for Columbia to be able to host it for the first time since 2006. So we welcome you all here, you are our honored guests. I’m particularly pleased to welcome our distinguished panelists this evening and presenters, especially members of the Federal Judiciary who are here and will be helping to moderate discussions over the next two days. And I…

  • Articles

    Privacy & Freedom of the Press

    Welcome, all of you to Columbia Law School for the 2017 Federalist Society National Student Symposium. It is an honor, truly an honor, looking out at this room and seeing, wow, from what I can understand more than 600 people registered for this important convening, and it’s truly an honor for Columbia to be able to host it for the first time since 2006. So we welcome you all here, you are our honored guests. I’m particularly pleased to welcome our distinguished panelists this evening and presenters, especially members of the Federal Judiciary who are here and will be helping to moderate discussions over the next two days. And I…