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Online Piracy Bills - And Protests - Explained. Plus, Social Media, The Law And You

Online Piracy Bills - And Protests - Explained. Plus, Social Media, The Law And You
Online PiracyIf you tried to Google something today, you might have noticed something a little strange: A big black square over that familiar logo. Google is just one of scores of sites today protesting two Congressional bills aimed at ending online piracy that - they say - if passed - will infringe on free speech and unfairly censor the Internet. Plus, who owns the right to control the commercial use of your likeness online? Can a tweet prove a defendant’s innocence in court? We discuss social media, the law and you.

Guest:
  Brian D. Wassom, Partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in Detroit, Mich. He also authors a blog on the law of social and emerging media at wassom.com

Link:
  Brian Wassom's predictions for social media and the law in 2012
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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