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Tag Archives: U.S. Constitution

Registering copyrights: Is it really worth the $35?

Posted in Copyright
When copyright protection was created in the late 1700s, it was for books, poetry, and other written works. After all, Thomas Edison didn’t invent the phonograph until almost a century later, and sound recordings weren’t commonly made until the 1900s. But as technology allowed new ways of disseminating creative material, copyright law has evolved to… Continue Reading

First Amendment Doesn’t Cover Jokes About Cops

Posted in First Amendment, Internet & Media Law, New Jersey, Social Media Law
The First Amendment is like that unwritten rule about the things you’re not supposed to discuss in a bar — politics and religion — because that’s what it’s really about. This is probably why the government isn’t in the bar business. Because of the First Amendment, the government can’t stop you from supporting the political candidate or issue of your… Continue Reading