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Here we go: the first major copyright dispute of the 2012 elections

by Jarred Taylor Last year, I wrote two posts describing the growing role that copyright is beginning to play in electoral politics.  The gist: using either the courts or the takedown process provided by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, political campaigns are facing copyright claims against their political ads from content owners such as news outlets or musicians. […]

Of Copyrights and Campaigns: Fox News Network v. Carnahan for Senate

[Note: The following post originally appears on State of Elections, the blog for William & Mary Law School’s Election Law Society.  It is cross-posted here with their generous permission.] by Jarred Taylor The intersection of copyright law and elections is growing to be an important new area of study and litigation.  The Center for Democracy and […]

Political Speech and DMCA Takedowns: An Imperfect Balance

By: Jarred Taylor If you follow election campaigns, you’re likely familiar with the idea of the October surprise.  The term refers to a last-minute revelation that forces a candidate’s campaign into crisis response mode, at a time when the slightest hiccup might derail their success.  Take, for example, California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s recent woes […]

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