December 24, 2010

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Regulating the Internet

This week, for the first time ever, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve regulation of internet traffic. These new 'net neutrality' rules have left both sides of the political spectrum upset — the left is saying the rules haven’t gone far enough to protect consumers, while the right is ...

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Can the FCC Regulate the Internet?

The central legal question of the FCC’s new net neutrality rules is whether or not the Commission even has the authority to regulate the internet, which is classified as an information service. Net neutrality advocates wanted the web to be reclassified as a telecommunication service before any new rules were ...

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Correct Me If I’m Wrong

As 2010 draws to a close, Craig Silverman, of the website and book Regret the Error, joins us for his annual visit. Silverman unveils his media errors and corrections of the year and tells us more about the Report an Error Alliance, a new initiative ...

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They Say That I Stole This

Twenty years ago a series of lawsuits criminalized the hip-hop sampling of artists like Hank Shocklee and Public Enemy. And yet, two decades later, artists like Girl Talk have found success breaking those same sampling laws. OTM producer Jamie York talks to Girl Talk, Shocklee and Duke Law professor James ...

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Fact Checking John Steinbeck's Travels With Charley

Fifty years ago, John Steinbeck took a road trip across America with only his dog Charley for company. He published a non-fiction book about his experiences two years later, called Travels with Charley: In Search of America. Journalist Bill Steigerwald retraced Steinbeck’s journey this year and says the ...

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Lawrence Weschler on the Fiction of Non-Fiction

Joseph Mitchell and Ryszard Kapuscinski were both non-fiction writers who cut their teeth as reporters but went on to create some of the most celebrated narrative non-fiction of this century; full of indelible characters, plots, settings and dialogue. But both have also been dogged by accusations that they committed journalistic ...

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