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Virtual Legality Episode 182

YouTube, Free Speech, and You - A PragerU Story

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The prevalence of YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and the other tech giants in our daily lives, has led many to debate what, if any, legal limitations should apply to their operation.

While that debate will undoubtedly continue, today marks what may be a fairly definitive end (barring Supreme Court interest) for at least one avenue of opponents' attacks: the first amendment.

What did the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals have to say about YouTube, freedom of speech, and the First Amendment to the US Constitution?

How does it mirror discussions we've had regarding terms of service and legal operation?

And where do things go from here.

YouTube isn't Congress, yet...in Virtual Legality.

#YouTube #FreeSpeech #PragerU


Discussed in this episode:

"First Amendment doesn’t apply on YouTube; judges reject PragerU lawsuit"
Ars Technica - February 26, 2020 - Jon Brodkin
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/02/first-amendment-doesnt-apply-on-youtube-judges-reject-prageru-lawsuit/

Prager University vs Google LLC
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - February 26, 2020
https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/youtube-1st-amendment-ruling.pdf


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE SERIES HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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