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Protest Speech and the Digital Revolution The unpolished draft of the op-ed written for the Guardian There is no weapon on the planet more powerful than speech.  In recent years, the digital revolution has led to new and unique ways for people to express themselves.  Speech has flourished around the globe, and brought the world […]

Know Your Rights by the Clash You have the rights not to be killed, to food money and to free speech. But don’t try to exercise these rights lest you be crushed by the government.   The Clash – Know Your Rights – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lfInFVPkQs   Lyrics This is a public service announcement With guitar […]

October 21, 2015 In re Matthew Keys To Whom You May Concern: Along with Tor Ekeland and Mark Jaffe, I represent Mr. Keys in a criminal court case involving convictions for violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA” 18 USC section 1030).  Mr. Keys is a journalist and maintains that he was in […]

The magistrate erroneously ruled that the threatening rap lyric was protected speech as a matter of law.  (130) (221) Penal Code section 140, subd. (a) makes it a crime to threaten a crime victim with violence. Here, alleged threats were made in the lyrics of a rap song distributed on the Internet. The magistrate erred […]

Saudis Begin Public Caning to Punish a Blogger “The authorities in Saudi Arabia on Friday began the public flogging of a blogger who was sentenced to 1,000 blows, 10 years in prison and a large fine for starting a website that featured content critical of the country’s religious establishment, the rights group Amnesty International reported.”

 

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