Posts Tagged ‘labeling’
Alabama alcohol board’s decision flies in the face of common sense and free-speech precedent.
Federal judge’s ruling that government can’t mandate use of unsettling images on cigarette packages underscores the principle that free speech includes the right not to say anything at all.
Cigarette manufacturers, suing to invalidate FDA rules requiring grisly images on large portions of packages, raise First Amendment considerations.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania officials last week reversed a ban that would have prevented dairies from labeling milk as free from artificial growth hormones.
The decision, announced Jan. 17, was a victory for producers and marketers who said customers wanted to be able to choose milk that comes from cows that have not been treated with [...]
NEW YORK — The music industry’s self-regulation of lyrics through parental warning labels is drawing a not-so-fine line between black and white, an expert on music censorship says.
Most of today’s CDs that carry the Parental Advisory label are from African-American rap and hip-hop artists, author Eric Nuzum said during a lecture on music censorship at [...]
In its recently released
report, the Commission on
Online Child Protection identified “First Amendment concerns” with several
technologies that aim to protect children from harmful material on the
The panel’s report examined the First Amendment impact of filtering
software, labeling and rating systems, top-level domain name zoning schemes,
age-verification systems and other technologies. The panel also rated each
technology with respect to [...]
Two New Jersey state senators have taken aim at explicit music lyrics
by introducing in the Legislature a bill to require parental advisory warning
The measure, introduced Sept. 25 by Republican state Sens. Gerald
Cardinale and Diane Allen, would prohibit the sale of “any phonograph record,
magnetic tape or compact disc” that contains lyrics which “explicitly describe,
advocate or [...]