Week 8: Media Law

Suppression of Information: Copyright Law and The First Amendment

William Tolentino

The case in the link above debates about the first amendment rights and why copyright laws are in place in order to encourage creative expression. While these laws lets artists capitalize on a global market, their morals are their own and might not be unbiased in researching stories and subjects and so, in order to protect people from such offensive pieces of art, organizations ban information considered too controversial or designed to mock and ridicule people different from themselves. However, this is censorship and despite the offensive nature of some information, knowledge is still power. Truth and lies, once seen, can be accepted or outright rejected. The decision is always upon the individual but the masses think otherwise, especially when most share a common belief and find said belief being attacked without prior warning. The arguments go both ways. Information is ambivalent. There’s no right or wrong way of seeing things as perspective always change with experience.

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Storyteller in love with how people overcome various odds no matter what. A testament to human will and ingenuity.

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