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Book: The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes

Chapter: 33. Do the Media Have Special Rights?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43593


Media do not have special rights, but the principle of content-neutrality establishes a strong presumption in favor of freedom and against regulation of various forms of media such as print media, Internet expression and video games. Regulations of broadcast media such as licensing the scarce spectrum are more permissible.

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  • Mark J. Richards ( - mjrichards) 'Grand Valley State University'