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Advertising, Compelled Speech, and the Law: Judge Strikes Down as Unconstitutional Graphic FDA Cigarette Warning Labels

[youtube.com=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zgSrOxEKEH4] By Matthew L. Schafer On Wednesday, a United States federal judge held that government regulations requiring cigarette manufacturers to display large graphic warnings on cigarette cartons violated cigarette manufacturer’s rights under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. … Continue reading

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Before You Buy Our Product, Can You Help Us Sell It To You?

by Matthew L. Schafer In 2006, Jeff Howe told the indelible website Wired that there was something in the air.  What was it?  Crowdsourcing or the outsourcing of labor, creative processes, sweat equity, etc. to the audience.  While some were … Continue reading

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Despite Growth in Ad Revenues, Broadcasters Tell FCC Ad Troubles Are Reason to Deregulate

by Matthew L. Schafer The economic downturn hit many television broadcasters hard.  Under the massive deregulation of the Republican led Federal Communications Commission, broadcasters were allowed to expand their audience reach over 35%, buy up newspapers, and enter into agreements … Continue reading

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