"The First Amendment and the End of History: Does Media Convergence Mean the End of Regulation or Is It Just the Beginning?" The Tullock Lecture with Big Ideas About Information, George Mason University School of Law
By Robert Corn-Revere
Davis Wright Tremaine attorney and noted First Amendment litigator Bob Corn-Revere discussed whether the emerging world of broadband communications, in which print, video and audio media are all combined, will receive the full protection of the First Amendment.
The Supreme Court has found that the Internet is fully protected by the First Amendment, but the debate over broadband policy has revived some old arguments for government regulation of the media and spawned some new ones as well. Will traditional First Amendment protections continue for the new media, or will we face a new world of government regulation?