I usually send this out to the CMLP's team of intrepid bloggers to pique their interest, but with the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, I figured I'd avoid the middleman.
Things that caught my eye this week...
- BlockShopper Brings in the Big Guns - It's nice to see Blockshopper.com throwing some additional resources into this fight. If the plaintiff succeeds on its trademark claims, it will drastically change the way we communicate online. For more on the case, see our database entry, Jones Day v. BlockShopper LLC.
- Censorship in the 21st Century: Targeting Intermediaries - I've been chewing on this bone for some time now. Intermediaries, especially domain name registrars, are clearly the weak link in the free speech chain.
- Could bloggers be muzzled by lobbyist regulations? - Shows that threats to speech can come from many directions. See also this crazy law in Louisiana that appears to force lawyers in the state who blog to seek approval from the state bar association.
- Gerken: The Invisible Election - A great follow-up to work the CMLP and others did to facilitate citizen reporting of election problems. Now it is time to analyze the data and begin deploying resources to fix the problems.
- Search Engines Aren't Liable for Gambling Ads Per 230--Cisneros v. Yahoo - Another great post by Eric Goldman, who invariably is the first person I go to for my CDA 230 fix.
- A scenario for news - Jeff Jarvis offers some insightful observations about how news is changing. Must reading for anyone who wants to see journalism evolve and expand.