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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 347: 129,864,880

Guest: Laura Burtle, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communications and Digital Library Services at GSU

First broadcast June 16 2017.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2017/06/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-june-16th-129864880-episode-347/

“I realized libraries need lawyers.”

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Supercontext: The Fall of Gawker

Last year Peter Thiel secretly funded Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit that destroyed Gawker. Should the wealthy be able to ruin a publication if they don’t like what it has to say? We discuss the new precedent this case set between privacy and Freedom of Speech, all while tumbling down the rabbit hole of trashy media and big money.

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