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I. INTRODUCTION New technologies that transform the way people communicate worldwide perpetually create new challenges for the protection of free speech in America. The First Amendment was written during a time in which the printing press, the quill pen, and word of mouth were the only viable methods of spreading information. In spite of that, judges, lawyers, and politicians have reinterpreted and reenvisioned the First Amendment as applied to new media, including technological advances of the twentieth century, such as radio and television. This flexibility of the First Amendment's application has been one of its greatest strengths. (1) The Amendment's adaptability may derive from the simplicity of its message: citizens should be free to produce and share political speech and social views without fear of government interference. (2) So long as this principle can be applied to new technologies, the First Amendment thrives.

GENRE
Professioneel en technisch
UITGEGEVEN
2004
1 maart
TAAL
EN
Engels
LENGTE
38
Pagina's
UITGEVER
Federal Communications Law Journal
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308.4
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