Brian Cuban

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Brian Cuban is the brother of Mark Cuban and is a lawyer and activist in the areas of 1st Amendment and hate speech. He resides in Dallas, Texas. He was born on January 11, 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Pittsburgh and attended Mt. Lebanon High School. Brian earned his undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University, he earned his Law degree from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania (inactive) and Texas, he specializes in First Amendment and Free Speech issues. He runs a blog called "The Cuban Revolution" that he uses as a platform to discuss many First Amendment legal battles and news stories. He is a recovering alcoholic and drug user with 5 years of sobriety. He is an advocate for medical marijuana.[1]

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Holocaust Denial Groups

Brian Cuban has been a huge supporter of the removal of Holocaust Denial Groups on Facebook. He has worked closely with Facebook on removing the groups as their hate speech towards Israel and Jews is not protected free speech in the private sector. He has been trying to have the pages with names such as; "Holocaust: A Series of Lies," and "Holocaust is a Holohoax" removed from Facebook since 2008.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Fallen Patriot Fund

He is the Executive Director of the Mark Cuban Foundation which directly supports the Fallen Patriot Fund. Mark Cuban started the Fallen Patriot Fund to help families of U.S. military persons killed or injured during the Iraq War, personally matching the first $1 million in contributions with funds from the Mark Cuban Foundation.[8][9]

Personal

Brian has been married and divorced three times. He has an overweight Beagle named "Peanut" and an equally overweight cat named "Useless." He is a very popular Social Media Icon; he has almost 40,000 followers on Twitter.[10] In 2008, Brian was banned from Digg for gaming the voting system.[11][12]

Penn State Sex Abuse Scandal

Brian Cuban has been a repeatedly interviewed and quoted source for opinions about the Penn State sex abuse scandal, Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky, and Penn State.[13][14]

References

  1. ^ Parks, Scott. "Mark Cuban's brother is sober voice for medical marijuana". Dallas News Article. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20101005-Mark-Cuban-s-brother-is-sober-9795.ece. 
  2. ^ France, Lisa (May 8, 2009). "Facebook urged to remove Holocaust-denial groups". CNN Technology. http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/05/08/facebook.holocaust.denial/. 
  3. ^ "Holocaust Deniers Gather on Facebook". http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/13/holocaust-deniers-gather-on-facebook/?hp. 
  4. ^ "Facebook Holocaust Controversy". Business Week. http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/may2009/tc20090512_104433.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index+-+temp_technology. 
  5. ^ "Facebook Under Fire for Allowing Holocaust Deniers". ABC News. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/AheadoftheCurve/story?id=7566812&page=1. 
  6. ^ "Facebooks Holocaust Deniers". San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/scavenger/detail?entry_id=39988&tsp=1. 
  7. ^ "Is Facebook Changing It's Tune on Holocaust Deniers?". Christian Science Monitor. http://features.csmonitor.com/innovation/2009/05/11/is-facebook-changing-its-tune-on-holocaust-deniers/. 
  8. ^ Fallen Patriot Fund website
  9. ^ Brian Cuban Profile
  10. ^ "Twitter.com". Twitter. https://twitter.com/#!/bcuban. 
  11. ^ "Mark Cuban's Brother banned from Digg". NESW Sports Blog. http://sports.neswblogs.com/2008/09/06/mark-cubans-brother-brian-cuban-is-banned-from-digg/. 
  12. ^ Cuban, Brian. "Confessions of a Banned Digger". Cuban Revolution. http://www.briancuban.com/confessions-of-a-banned-digger/. 
  13. ^ Mooney, Michael. "Brian Cuban Ashamed to Be Penn State Alum". Dallas Morning News. http://frontburner.dmagazine.com/2011/11/10/brian-cuban-is-ashamed-and-embarrassed-to-be-a-penn-state-alum/. 
  14. ^ Lewin, Josh. "Brian Cuban Radio Interview". CBS Radio. http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/11/09/paterno-to-retire-at-end-of-season/.