Join Reason for a Discussion About New Media & Content Regulation LIVE Online & In Person Wednesday at 12 p.m.!


This Wednesday, March 20th, Reason is excited to host a special luncheon with noted First Amendment attorney Robert Corn-Revere, who represented CBS in its successful U.S. Supreme Court case against the Federal Communications Commission.

"Beyond the Seven Dirty Words: Protecting the Internet and New Media from Content Regulation" is the first of our Freedom in Media series, which seeks to explore the importance of the free-flow of information to our economy and culture. Dramatic changes in technologies for recording, transmitting and sharing information have broken down barriers to the production of content. Meanwhile, our consumption of that content is becoming increasingly fragmented across platforms. Is content regulation desirable or even feasible under such circumstances?

After a keynote address from Robert Corn-Revere, Reason Foundation Policy Analyst Steven Titch will host a panel discussion that will feature questions from the live audience, Facebook fans, Twitter followers, and Google Hangout participants. Panelists include Pete Tucker, journalist and blogger on as well as Charles "Chuck Teezy" Stewart of Smack Time Entertainment.

For our DC-area supporters, we have a limited number of seats available on a first-come first-served basis. Lunch will be provided. This event is free of charge. RSVP to Preston Cornish at

If you are unable to attend in person, please join us online for a livestream on Reason TV, beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET.

  • What: "Beyond the Seven Dirty Words: Protecting the Internet and New Media from Content Regulation."
  • When: Wednesday, March 20th. Lunch at 11:45 AM. Program begins at 12:00 PM.
  • Where: Reason's DC office. 1747 Connecticut Ave N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009. Metro accessible via Dupont Circle. 

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  1. New media question number one: What’s the next big thing in social media, and what can we do to stop it before its widgets slow Hit & Run load times even further?

    1. The next big thing in social media is MyFace.

      1. Question number two: Would shifting 24/7 postings to a Tout or Youtube format in which Jay-Dee 2 Chili reads the posts while standing on his head increase views for 24/7?

        1. Is 2chili wearing a thong in these video postings? If so, then yes, it will increase views for 24/7.

  2. Re: Seven Dirty Words – what would todays Seven Dirty Words be? Would they be called Seven Hurtful Words?

    Years ago, you could go into most any library and find ‘Little Black Sambo’ but not ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’. Some people still think you shouldn’t be allowed to say offensive things – it’s just that the definition of what is offensive has changed. But try telling any modern-day censor that they are no different than the blue-noses of yesteryear and they will be sure to tell you that you are full of crap – ‘that’s totally different’.

  3. I insist on having every word in the language at my disposal for expressing myself. I insist on being able to openly discuss any idea. Fuck censors.

  4. I really liek the way that is going. Wow.

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