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We might not often think of copyright law as a censorship tool, but a recent case from Florida, and a strange tale of copyright censorship involving, of all people, Adolf Hitler, tell a different story.
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It’s been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing was the high point of Obama’s first term, and a major factor in his re-election. The White House still maintains that the . . .
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The voter registration form is likely to confuse voters and prevent them from registering, the court found.
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The cable and internet worlds are not exactly known for being all that innovative, but that's misleading. Those giant conglomerates can be really innovative in figuring out ways to totally screw you over with their billing and customer service...
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Jamie Berger: Sen. Brent Jackson introduced a broadly worded bill that places the interests of his friends in the factory-farming industry far above those of our state’s residents, environment and animals, one of several “ag-gag” bills this year.
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Copyright as censorship? Katz v. Chevaldina - The Washington Post
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