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2006.11.03 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Professor to Give Talk on New Technologies and the Law

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Library Friends will hold a discussion on new communication technologies and the law on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.  Jeremy Lipschultz, director of the UNO School of Communication, will be the featured speaker.

Some of the questions to be discussed:

· How will new telephone and digital television services challenge existing laws and regulation?

· How has the Internet redefined communication law and regulation?

· What role have the courts played in interpreting digital law?

· How have recent U.S. Supre.me Court decisions set Cyberlaw precedents?

Lipschultz is also the Robert Reilly Diamond Professor in the School of Communication.  He co-authored Mass Media, An Aging Population and the Baby Boomers in 2005 and Crime and Local Television News in 2002, and he is also co-editor of Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education ( SIMILE ).  As author of Broadcast Indecency:  F.C.C. Regulation and the First Amendment in 1997 and Free Expression in the Age of the Internet in 2000, Lipschultz is often called upon by national news media as a source for stories on the issue of broadcast indecency.

The meeting will be held in Room 100 of Criss Library, and the discussion is free and open to the general public.

For more information, contact Diane Rockhold at (402) 554-3205 or drockhol@mail.unomaha.edu.

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