Dave Winer: The First Amendment says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Is this a bug? What about corporations or consortia prohibiting the free exercise of speech, etc?
Of course, in the late 18th century, individuals were concerned about protecting their rights vis a vis governments, as they were the only two players of consequence. It's an interesting question whether the 20th century rise of the giant corporation has so changed the situation as to require a new legal revolution. [Scripting News]