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Five areas of concern: 1. Open Access Laws 2. Corporate Political Expression 3. 4. 5. The internet
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Access to Government Info- Open Access Laws give citizens the right to access government-controlled info We respond to the requests We make sure the officials we work with are aware
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Federal Freedom of Information Act of 1966 Applies to any executive department or regulatory agency Any person has the right to request and receive federal agency records Records = tangibles
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FOIA Exceptions: Congress, the courts, central offices of the White House All state governments have their own FOIA type statues Doesn’t apply to private organizations, however…
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1996 Electronic Freedom of Information Act Added access to digital information!
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Corporate Political Expression First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti - 1st amendment protection of political speech extended to corporations. Four major areas of federal legislation limiting corporate speech Political Elections Lobbying Labor Relations Securities Trading
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Copyright © Right of authors to control the use of creative expressions that have taken tangible form. Can’t be used, reproduced, distributed without permission. © 2009 Lindsay Hudock Must formally register the copyright to sue
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can’t copyright something you were paid for developing! If you create something as a contractor,
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