Ken Paulson columns
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Marches at a standstill: the new limits on assembly
By Ken Paulson Though cities have right to some controls over protests, they've taken to routinely curtailing them.
The big buy: a new way to censor newspapers
By Ken Paulson Sheriff's deputies may learn you can't silence critics by paying for end-run around the Constitution.
Copyright extensions put profits ahead of the public
By Ken Paulson How a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may affect the balance between copyright protection and free speech for decades.
Downloading a free press: the new rules of libel
By Ken Paulson Question of which court should hear online-libel case will have real consequences for quality, quantity, scope of news reporting worldwide.
When free speech is in the cards
By Ken Paulson Controversy over 'Heroes of the World Trade Center' trading cards appears to be more about form than content.
Free Speech Inc.: When companies defend themselves
By Ken Paulson If someone attacks Nike or any other business, the company needs to be able to defend itself in a public forum without being sued for 'deceptive advertising.'
Regulating rudeness: why insults aren't a crime
By Ken Paulson School administrators are increasingly tempted to try to control off-campus student speech.
'Free' and other 4-letter words
By Ken Paulson Public profanity can violate our sensibilities, but generally doesn’t violate the law.
Don't stop the presses: respecting the rights of campus newspapers
By Ken Paulson Courts have repeatedly found that college students have full First Amendment protection, regardless of the source of their funding.
A constitutional clash: free speech, copyrights and Mickey Mouse
By Ken Paulson In a society immersed in popular culture, copyrighted materials should be fair game for discussion, exploration and teaching.
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