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    The First Amendment protects free speech generally, along with the press specifically. My layman's impression is that courts have always considered cases related to music, literature, etc. to come under the First Amendment protection of freedom of speech.

    Sgt. York never cashed in.

    by Egypt Steve on Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 11:31:27 AM PST

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    •  In the case of news content, and public interest (1+ / 0-)
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      the legality of how documents were acquired is irrelevant because to know and share its content is not a crime and cannot be surpressed by the courts.

      A recording does not fit this standard. To know and share its content may be a crime, and therefore courts can order restraints on its distribution.

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