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Paul Siegel, part 2



Paul Siegel, a professor of communication,has focused his scholarly writing in the area of communication law, where he has staked out a claim by writing one of the leading textbooks in the field.

In part 2 of his interview, Siegel talks about landmark cases in communication law; balancing the interests of content providers vs. the interests of content consumers; copyright law in the information age; and the issue of intellectual piracy. He also discusses his forthcoming book on gay rights and the First Amendment; which looks at such issues as the controversy about limits to free speech; the concept of "standing"; and his work on the Senate confirmation hearings on then-Supreme Court nominee Justice Clarence Thomas.

Paul Siegel
professor in the School of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences

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