Tag Archives: youtube

CEI Podcast for August 25, 2011: Mr. Fuddlesticks

Have a listen here.

Mr. Fuddlesticks is an anonymous YouTube user who posted embarrassing videos about the Renton, Washington police department. They convinced a judge to let them request Mr. Fuddlesticks’ personal information from Google, YouTube’s parent company. While the charges were eventually dropped, Research Associate Nicole Ciandella thinks this highlights a major problem in applying telephone-era laws to the Internet era.

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Constitutional Arguments for Marriage Equality

This video from Cato shows why the legal arguments against allowing gay marriage don’t hold water. If the embedded video below doesn’t work, you can click here to watch it on YouTube.

Breaking Down the Budget Debate

In this new CEI video, my colleague Lee Doren and I talk about the budget debate.

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Today’s Daily Caller features an article from me about CEI’s entry in the EPA’s YouTube video contest on regulations, expertly produced by my colleagues Drew Tidwell and Nicole Ciandella.

The theme of the video contest is “Let your voice be heard.” The problem is that over-regulation drowns out your voice in a cacophony of commands and controls from the minute you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night. The Code of Federal Regulations is 157,000 pages long. And it’s still growing. Enough is enough.

Hopefully CEI’s video isn’t the only entry that makes that important point.

The EPA’s Regulation Video Contest

The EPA ($10,500,000,000 budget, 17,000+ employees) is holding a YouTube video contest where entrants make videos about how great regulations are, and why we need more of them. The winner gets $2,500 of taxpayers’ money.

CEI decided to enter the contest. Our view of regulation is less sanguine, as you can see below.

Regulation of the Day 100: Posting YouTube Videos

The Italian government is considering making it illegal for its citizens to post videos on the Internet without a license.

The free speech implications are obvious. But could the proposal also be a move to restrict unwanted economic competition against Italy’s state-dominated media?