Starting Friday, Tennessee drivers caught with obscene or patently offensive bumper stickers, window signs or other markings on their vehicle visible to other drivers face an automatic $50 fine. The law also includes movies other drivers can see play
The U.S. government has created what it is calling an "Internet in a suitcase" to cheat the switches on the filtering regimes of repressive countries.
The United States is developing what the New York Times is calling “shadow internet” – a prototype network that can fit into a suitcase and be carried across state borders to provide political dissidents with...
John Pilger is a well known journalist and documentary maker. The puzzling aspect of this situation is that no reason was given for the action and that the foundation has been a frequent supporter of those criticial of U.S. policy including Pilger hi
Techdirt reports that Senate bill 978 – a bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes – may be used to prosecute people for embedding YouTube videos.
What a blown opportunity! Glenn Beck gathered thousands of people at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday to urge a restoration of American honor — but not once did he mention the most egregious assault on America’s honor: militarism.
The cable news/talk channel is levying a one-week unpaid suspension on “The Ed Show” host Ed Schultz for calling Talk Radio Network talk show host Laura Ingraham a “right wing slut” and a “talk slut” on his Dial Global radio show.
The "free speech zone," despite being anathema to the U.S. Constitution, has been used intermittently since the Vietnam War protests.
A soon to be released PBS Frontline documentary depicts Army intelligence officer Bradley Manning palling around in Boston in January 2010.
Forget copyright infringement, You Tube is now complying with removal orders from governments to stop populist rage going viral
Today’s D.C. Circuit decision in Oberwetter v. Hilliard, concluding that (1) the Jefferson Memorial is a “nonpublic forum” in which reasonable, viewpoint-neutral restrictions are permissible, and that (2) the government could therefore bar people fro
“In the late 1990s my cartoons ran in Time, Fortune and Bloomberg Personal magazines and over 100 daily and alternative weekly newspapers. I was a staff writer for two major magazines.
A new state bill in the California State Senate could make social-networking sites like Facebook take down personal information and photos for account users under 18 and require more private settings.
My documentary about the Diana inquest will be shown everywhere but the UK. Here's why
Your bestie was studying abroad in Egypt when everyone started marching and yelling all of a sudden. Sure, she's on the front lines of history — but more importantly, how is she going to upload all of those photos to Facebook?
The Goldwater Institute filed a lawsuit against the city of Phoenix, alleging unconstitutional suppression of free speech. The city censored a set of gun-safety-training advertisements posted under contract by members of the firearms industry.
Denmark's Eastern High Court today fined Lars Hedegaard, the president of the Free Press Society, 5,000 kroner for making racially offensive comments in December 2009.
When I spoke at Facebook about In The Plex recently, rumors were swirling that the social networking giant was about to enter China, supposedly in a partnership with the search engine Baidu.
The clowns in Congress continue to promote the fake terror war despite the fact that the official story of the 9/11 attacks is a total lie, and the entire war against terror is based off of an entirely false pretext. It is also highly unlikely that
An pro-Israel advocacy organization has vowed to fight against the advertising group Clear Channel's inconsistent rejection of its advertisements in Seattle after accepting ads from an anti-Israel hate group.
Sila Sahin has been branded a "whore", a "western slut" and has been threatened with death by Muslim fanatics after appearing topless on the cover of the German edition of a men's magazine.
Branded a traitor and Zionist, Maikel Nabil Sanad, a pro-Israel blogger, was sentenced to three years in jail by Egypt’s ruling military council.
WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning is being moved from the Quantico brig where he is currently being held to the prison at Ft. Leavenworth in Kansas, according to the Pentagon.
A settlement's been reached in a lawsuit filed by the Goldwater Institute on behalf of a Coconino County woman who was told in 2010 by election officials that her Tea Party T-shirts were not allowed in polling places.
The U.S. Supreme Court 8-1 ruling in the case of Snyder v Phelps is a victory for free speech, particularly the freedom of unpopular “speech” in the form of protests. The ruling states in part, “Westboro stayed well away from the memorial serv
The New York Times reported recently that "John Galliano, the talented and troubled designer who was fired by the fashion house Christian Dior for making anti-Semitic remarks in a drunken rant at a bar, will be put on trial for the offenses, the Pari
The ACLU of Florida today filed a legal challenge to an Administrative Order entered by Chief Judge Belvin Perry, Jr. of the Ninth Judicial Circuit. The Order bans protected speech on the Orange County and Osceola County Courthouse complexes. The ACL
Supreme Court hands down a ruling that defies any sense of civility, common sense or compassion. It is not the American way.
An Australian artist whose anti-burka mural has infuriated left-wing and Islamic activists is vowing that it will stay in place despite death threats, a string of vandalism attacks, a violent weekend protest and a police request to take it down.
Censorship. It isn't appropriate either way - neither side should practice it. And yet, it is happening more and more to many groups. Facebook is rapidly becoming a battleground for this sort of a battle, as is social media with people being able to