Rob Arcamona

Rob Arcamona is a second-year law student at the George Washington University Law School.  Prior to attending law school, Rob worked at the Student Press Law Center and also helped establish ComRadio, the Pennsylvania State University's student-run Internet-based radio station.

by Rob Arcamona

Click here to read the whole series This piece is co-authored by Jeff Hermes and Andy Sellars. This year turned out to be one that could fit well in a Billy Joel song: peppered protesters, jailed journalists, Internet crusaders … the list goes on. To recap a year that has been chock-full of shifts in [...] more »

by Rob Arcamona

College athletics are, in some ways, the epitome of what sports are supposed to represent. In our collective minds, college sports are pure, a reminder that decades ago, we too were once young, agile, and full of potential. Every season, alumni forced to move away from “dear ol’ State” descend upon land-grant campuses in a [...] more »

by Rob Arcamona

Last week, a Missouri judge issued a preliminary injunction against the state, suspending part of a law that would have made it illegal for teachers and students to connect via social networks. Section 162.069.4 of the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act — which aims to protect children from sexual predators — prohibits teachers from establishing, [...] more »

by Rob Arcamona

Some have called it a license to steal. To others, the recent Viacom v. YouTube court decision was no less than a trumpet heralding the protection of free speech on the Internet. And yet to a third contingency, Manhattan federal judge Louis Stanton’s decision was really an exercise in high-minded legal theory. Regardless of your [...] more »

by Rob Arcamona

They know where you sleep, and now they know where you get coffee. That was the message driven home by the recently created website PleaseRobMe.com. The site aggregates Twitter posts sent when a person uses Foursquare to check in at a location — meaning they’re basically telling the world that they’re not at home at [...] more »

by Rob Arcamona

On November 13, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s website, StLToday, asked readers to comment on a story titled, “What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever eaten?” Soon, a commenter posted a reply that included a “vulgar, two-syllable word for a part of a woman’s anatomy,” according to an online account by Kurt Greenbaum, the paper’s director of [...] more »

by Rob Arcamona

Editor’s Note: new information was appended to this article on Dec. 15. It probably seemed like a fun idea at the time. Last year, Eric Dane, known as “McSteamy” from the show “Grey’s Anatomy,” his wife Rebecca Gayheart, and former beauty queen Kari Ann Peniche decided to make a home movie. Yes, that type of [...] more »

by Rob Arcamona

When Sen. Charles Schumer amended the Senate’s bill to exclude unpaid reporters, bloggers, and citizen journalists from a proposed federal shield law, many in the Internet and journalism community were outraged. In the wake of the change, MediaShift published an article that argued Why Bloggers and Citizen Journalists Deserve a Shield Law. [Ed. note: please [...] more »