I&J contributed

Published on
February 1, 2017

How will debates about online expression affect the First Amendment?

On February 10, 2017, I&J's Executive Director Bertrand de La Chapelle spoke on a plenary session at the 22nd annual American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law. The session, moderated by Charles D. Tobin, was titled "Does the Internet Risk Bankrupting the First Amendment?" and took two influential US Supreme Court cases as its starting point: Reno v. ACLU (1997) and Hulk Hogan v. Gawker (2016). The full agenda for the conference can be found here.

Mr. de La Chapelle addressed the increasing calls for the cross-border enforcement of territorial speech laws online, a theme that was prominent throughout Workstream II of the 2016 Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference on Content & Jurisdiction.


Bertrand de La Chapelle

Executive Director

Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

Heather Dietrick


Gizmodo Media Group

Jane Kirtley

Director, Silha Center for the Study of Media, Ethics and Law

University of Minesota

Kenneth Turkel


Bajo Cuva Cohen Turkel

Seth Waxman