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Germany’s NetzDG and the Threat to Online Free Speech

Who are the arbiters of free speech? As voices clamor to be heard online, the answer is, increasingly, the giants of social media.

“Much Ado About Nothing:” NYC Withholds Information on Empty Internet Piping

If you ever want to ruin a party in NYC (and/or potentially start a riot), just say the names Time Warner, RCN, Verizon, etc. and watch the anger snowball.

The Exemption 7 Escape from Government Disclosure of Sensitive, Non-classified Information

One of FOIA’s strongest exemptions is, unsurprisingly, for classified information.

FBI’s Secret Gag Orders Challenged Before the Ninth Circuit

Not only does the Government have the power to issue secret subpoenas demanding your personal information from private companies—it has the power to prohibit those companies from speaking about what has taken place.

Supreme Court Avoids Broad Ruling on Free Speech in Credit Card Case

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the manner in which a New York law prohibits merchants from imposing credit card surcharges amounts to a regulation of their speech.

The Booming Market for Apocalyptic Literature

Few so accurately predicted the era of “alternative facts” than Orwell, who had this to say: “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”