An ACLU lawsuit against the US Patent Office and Myriad Genetics seeks to invalidate breast cancer gene patents. Can a company own genes? How does government patents on genes affect the First Amendment right to scientific research and free flow of information? Produced for the ACLU by Joel Engardio.
2009 | 5:15
Free speech unplugged, unfettered. With a handheld camera, Anthony Romero, director of the ACLU, documented the debate for and against same-sex marriage. While legal arguments were made inside the California Supreme Court, the crowd outside argued public opinion. It's a true First Amendment moment, where all points of view are defended by the ACLU. Produced for the ACLU by Joel Engardio.
2009 | 4:53
When obscene speech and child pornography are already illegal online, what else is harmful to minors? Who decides? This video explains how the ACLU proved that the Child Online Protection Act was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court refused to hear further appeals in January 2009. Produced for the ACLU by Joel Engardio.
2009 | 4:20