First Amendment scholar David L. Hudson, Jr. writes about the unfair–and unconstitutional–treatment of digital billboards by city and county regulators.
“Digital billboards represent an improved and exciting medium of communication yet face continued discrimination from city and county ordinances across the country. Digital billboards employ LED technology, illuminating multiple messages that are easy to see. Yet the technology and speech-enhancing capabilities are ignored.
Digital billboards have been met with a frosty reception by city and country regulators. Some regulations ban digital billboards entirely. Others ban them as off-premise signs, while allowing a few as on-premise signs. Still others impose overly draconian zoning restrictions. These myriad restrictions on digital billboards violate the First Amendment.”
Read the full article on The Media Institute’s website.