Monthly Archives: June 2012

FCC Regulation of George Carlin’s Seven Dirty Words: What’s So Vague About That?

George Carlin’s comedy routine about the seven words that can’t be said on television is (to me at least) as funny today as it was decades ago, and, indeed, is still relevant. Carlin has a gift for humorous social commentary. … Continue reading

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YouTube “Gets Tubed” by Internal E-Mails Showing Knowledge of Copyright Infringement

It never ceases to amaze me what even sophisticated business people will write in an e-mail.  The executives of YouTube obviously are sophisticated, both in business and technology, yet e-mails that surfaced in a major copyright lawsuit with Viacom have seriously damaged … Continue reading

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