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18 Jan 2021
When one person transmits the speech of another, we have had three legal models which I would characterize as Magazine, Bookstore, and Railroad.The Magazine model makes the transmitting party a publisher who is entirely responsible for whatever the material says. The publisher selects and reviews all the material it published. If users contribute content such as letters to the editor, the publisher reviews them and decides which to publish. The publishing process usually involves some kind of broadcast, so that many copies of the material go to different people.
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