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Press Releases and Advisories

Filmmakers, Writers, Free Speech Groups Urge Court to End FCC Censorship
(November 30, 2006) - 20 organizations, led by the Brennan Center, have filed a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that the FCC's rules banning "profanity" and "fleeting expletives" on the airwaves are unconstitutional.

White Paper to the Nebraska Broadband Task Force:
The Need to Permit Broadband From Public Entities

(May 22, 2006) - The Brennan Center and six other groups have filed a white paper explaining why states shouldn't bar their cities, towns, and public power companies from offering high-speed Internet access.

Will Fair Use Survive? Free Expression in the Age of Copyright Control
(December 5, 2005) - The product of more than a year of research - including many firsthand stories from artists, scholars, bloggers, and others - Will Fair Use Survive? paints a striking picture of a system of intellectual property that is perilously out of balance.

Friend of the Court Brief Challenges Laws That Shrink the Public Domain
(January 28, 2005) - The Brennan Center and other groups are urging the federal courts to recognize that laws eliminating copyright "formalities" harm free speech by starving the public domain.

For FEPP Press Releases and Advisories in 2001-2004, go to the Archives Page.


The Free Expression Policy Project began in 2000 as a project of the National Coalition Against Censorship, to provide empirical research and policy development on tough censorship issues and seek free speech-friendly solutions to the concerns that drive censorship campaigns. In 2004-2007, it was part of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. Past funders have included the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Educational Foundation of America, the Open Society Institute, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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