ADPR5910 Exam 3 Notes 3 - ADPR5910 Notes 4/12/2011...

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ADPR5910 Notes 4/12/2011 Corporate vs Commercial Speech Corporate = political and social - Stronger protection by 1 st Amendment - Commercial = promotion of product or service Corporate Speech To promote “the corporation’s views or position on a matter of public importance.” Consolidated Edison - Government can regulate time, place and manner, but not content - Government cannot force a corporation to distribute disagreeable messages - Corporations can’t use general funds to promote political candidates o PACs are okay Commercial Speech - Has less 1 st amendment protection - Are PR campaigns corporate or commercial speech? - Kasky v. Nike Inc. o California Supreme Court supported Kasky. Nike settled before a US decision so the issue’s not decided o Nike tried to respond to sweatshop accusations by buying ads and describing their attitudes towards them. Said it wasn’t commercial speech but corporate speech bc it talked about human rights o Kasky said it was commercial speech bc it was an attempt to regain Nike favor among customers o California Supreme Court supported Kasky. Nike settled before a US decision, so the issue’s not decided Four-part Test of Commercial Speech - Is it worth of 1 st amendment protection? -
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course ADPR 5910 taught by Professor Reber during the Fall '10 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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ADPR5910 Exam 3 Notes 3 - ADPR5910 Notes 4/12/2011...

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