April 27, 2006

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Using a Charity for Corruption
Posted by Eric Jaffa
April 25, 2006 @ 6:31 pm
Filed under: Action, Government

Via fair.org.

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Oh No! There May Be More Political Cartoons On the Internet!
Posted by Eric Jaffa
April 11, 2006 @ 6:41 am
Filed under: Free Speech

Via The Daily Kos.

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Campus Codes Against Free Speech
Posted by Eric Jaffa
April 10, 2006 @ 11:22 am
Filed under: Free Speech, Government

LA Times

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Big Brother Is Watching from Unmanned Aircraft
Posted by Eric Jaffa
March 30, 2006 @ 6:41 am
Filed under: Government

Via CNET.

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FEC Rules for the Internet
Posted by Eric Jaffa
March 26, 2006 @ 3:10 pm
Filed under: Free Speech, Government

Article by Zachary A. Goldfarb and Thomas B. Edsall.

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“Young Turks” Internet-Only TV
Posted by Eric Jaffa
March 20, 2006 @ 7:20 am
Filed under: General

From the LA Times.

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Soon You Can Watch “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Without Cable
Posted by Eric Jaffa
March 8, 2006 @ 3:55 pm
Filed under: Media Watch, TV

Quotes Reuters article.

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Rupert Murdoch Opposes ‘A La Carte’ TV Channel Model
Posted by Eric Jaffa
February 24, 2006 @ 1:18 pm
Filed under: Cable/Satellite, TV

Via AP.

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Fairness on the Internet (Sticky Post, Newer Posts Below)
Posted by Eric Jaffa
February 22, 2006 @ 12:34 pm
Filed under: Action, Government

Net Neutrality

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Bush Administration Wants Google’s Data
Posted by Eric Jaffa
January 19, 2006 @ 10:28 am
Filed under: Free Speech, Government, Courts

Bush Justice Dept.

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Advertising Disguised as Graffiti
Posted by Eric Jaffa
December 29, 2005 @ 6:50 am
Filed under: General, AdWatch

By Sony.

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Another Seattle Critic on the Imperfection of the “a la Carte” Model
Posted by Amanda Toering
December 16, 2005 @ 2:24 pm
Filed under: PTC, Cable/Satellite

Meanwhile, another Seattle critic explores the problems inherent in the “a la carte” cable programming model being advocated by the PTC and others.
Melanie McFarland of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer echoes my feelings; a la carte may look like the perfect solution to the indecency fanfaronade conducted by Brent Bozell, but it’s not.
Recently, the Federal Communications Commission, […]

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Salon on Family Tiering
Posted by Amanda Toering
December 13, 2005 @ 12:55 pm
Filed under: FCC, Cable/Satellite

Salon.com joins just about every other major publication today in discussing the cable industry’s announcement that it will begin offering family-friendly programming packages.
Kevin Martin took the helm of the Federal Communications Commission this March with a clear mission: to crack down on basic cable’s most violent, vulgar and scantily clad programs. Time and again, […]

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TV Big Wigs Meet Privately to Discuss Indecency
Posted by Amanda Toering
December 6, 2005 @ 11:51 am
Filed under: Indecency

From Reuters:
U.S. television and cable industry representatives met on Monday to try to address concerns about racier shows and head off possible government regulations, two sources familiar with the talks said.
The meeting included a discussion on how to deal with confusion over different rating systems for television shows and movies, which advocacy groups have complained […]

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Government Parenting: Real Parents Say “Thanks, but No Thanks”
Posted by Amanda Toering
November 30, 2005 @ 2:41 pm
Filed under: Parents

A new study has found that the overwhelming majority of parents — though concerned with what their kids watch — don’t want the government policing or dictating television content.
From the Hollywood Reporter:
According to the survey done by Russell Research for TV Watch, a whopping 81% of American TV watchers worry about the kinds of programs […]

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Showdown at the FCC Corral
Posted by Amanda Toering
November 30, 2005 @ 11:56 am
Filed under: PTC, FCC, Government, Indecency

As Chris Zammarelli told you earlier, some strange music has been emanating from FCC songbird (and Chairman) Kevin Martin.
Chris pointed to a report of a report stating that Kevin Martin had come out in favor of “a la carte” cable” programming. (It’s not the first time Martin has pushed for a la carte — he’s […]

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Washington Post Examines Indecency Fines
Posted by Amanda Toering
November 14, 2005 @ 9:58 am
Filed under: FCC, Indecency

I’m a bit late to the party on this one, owing to a long-ish trip without web access. Last week, the Washington Post’s Frank Ahrens released a mini-study of the FCC’s historical approach to indecency fines.
Ahrens and a researcher combed through the FCC’s docket, organizing data pertaining to the Commission’s 92 proposed fines according to […]

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Hong Kong Man Sent to Jail for Sharing Three Movies
Posted by Eric Jaffa
November 11, 2005 @ 10:10 am
Filed under: Government, Courts

Three month sentence.

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TV Columnist Reams PTC
Posted by Amanda Toering
October 24, 2005 @ 11:45 am
Filed under: PTC

Ah, I love it when people stand up to the Bozellians.
Here’s Vince Horiuchi of the Salt Lake Tribune:
Every year, the self-righteous Parents Television Council lists the top 10 best and worst shows on television for families. Fox got spanked this year.
According to the list, released last week, six of the top 10 worst shows were […]

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Patricia Schroeder Opposes Google Scanning Books
Posted by Eric Jaffa
October 21, 2005 @ 3:28 pm
Filed under: Libraries, Courts

Visitors to Google would be able to find books by searching their text.

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Downloading TV Shows
Posted by Eric Jaffa
October 16, 2005 @ 6:20 am
Filed under: Media Watch

Apple Computer and Walt Disney deal for iPod.

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‘Canadian Bacon’
Posted by Eric Jaffa
October 15, 2005 @ 5:42 pm
Filed under: Media Watch

Michael Moore movie.

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Martin Urges a la Carte Cable Programming, Consumer Choice
Posted by Amanda Toering
October 12, 2005 @ 9:03 am
Filed under: FCC, Media Watch, Indecency

Speaking at a conference of investors in North Carolina yesterday, Kevin Martin reiterated his support of “a la carte” cable programming.
Communications companies should give customers the power to avoid content they consider indecent, the industry’s chief regulator said Monday at Charlotte’s Westin Hotel.
New technology and flexible packaging, such as allowing people to choose the […]

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FCC’s Abernathy Muddies the Waters
Posted by Amanda Toering
October 6, 2005 @ 4:25 pm
Filed under: FCC

Republican FCC Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy addressed a gathering of Indian telecom professionals in Mumbai yesterday. Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is the home of India’s prolific Bollywood filmmakers, and has recently been engaged in a fierce battle for moral purity on the big screen, airwaves, and on advertisements.
It’s interesting, then, what Abernathy had to say to […]

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Online Restaurant Guide Too Racy for Northwestern University
Posted by Amanda Toering
September 29, 2005 @ 12:53 pm
Filed under: Free Speech?

The student government of Northwestern University is taking heat for the university’s online restaurant guide.
The online guide provides starving students with menus and gustatory commentary from their peers.
However, during a recent hearing on local liquor licensing, Evanston aldermen expressed contempt for the student-run website. Their complaints centered on [gasp!] foul language expressed by the […]

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