"The 'press' in 1791 was not The New York Times or the Wall Street Journal. It did not comprise large organizations of private interests, with millions of readers associated with each organization. Rather, the press then was much like the Internet today. The cost of the printing press was low, the readership was slight, and anyone (within reason) could become a publisher–and in fact an extraordinary number did. When the Constitution speaks of the rights of the 'press,' the architecture it has in mind is the architecture of the Internet."
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