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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

event notice: "Media, Kids & The First Amendment" (11/2 at Noon)
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Interesting lunchtime forum taking place this coming Monday, Nov. 2nd about "Media, Kids, and The First Amendment." It's being co-hosted by Georgetown Law Center and Common Sense Media. Here's the event description:

The rapidly changing world of digital media - including TV, videogames, the Internet and mobile devices - creates many opportunities for children, but also presents potential dangers, from cyber-bullying to exposure to inappropriate content. The Supreme Court has remanded FCC v. Fox Television back to the Third Circuit for further consideration. The Senate recently held a hearing on the Children's Television Act in the digital age. Is new legislation or regulation imminent?

Panelists include:

  • Daniel Brenner, Partner, Hogan and Hartson

  • Angela Campbell, Professor, Georgetown Law Center

  • Kim Matthews, Attorney Advisor, Media Bureau, Policy Division, Federal Communications Commission

  • Douglas Gansler, Attorney General of Maryland

  • Jim Steyer, CEO & Founder, Common Sense Media [moderator]

Location is the Gewirz Student Center, 120 F Street, NW, 12th Floor. Start time = 12:00 Noon.

It's an open event but those interested should RSVP via email to: rsvp2@law.georgetown.edu and indicate that they are replying for the Nov 2nd event. I have already told my friends at Common Sense Media I will be there to cause some trouble! (and get a free lunch, of course).

posted by Adam Thierer @ 11:05 PM | Free Speech

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