Monthly Archives: April 2010

  Law banning video of animal cruelty struck down

WASHINGTON — Documentary filmmakers praised a Supreme Court decision issued Tuesday that strikes down a federal ban on the sale of videos depicting graphic violence against animals — arguing that had the law been allowed to stand, it would have … Full Story

  Supreme Court Strikes Down Infringing Doc Rule

By Scott Macaulay Yesterday, in an 8-1 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a statute that would have infringed on certain documentary makers’ First Amendment rights. Relating to the depiction of animal cruelty and killing on screen, the statute, … Full Story

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  IDA Aids Court Victory for Documentary Filmmakers

Today the US Supreme Court struck down a statute on First Amendment grounds that criminalized a lot of documentary filmmaking. Congress enacted a law to criminalize any depiction of any acts to animals in a film that results in the … Full Story

  Confused About Fair Use? A Prof & a Lawyer Discuss Best Practices for Bloggers

Seasoned bloggers are generally familiar with the parameters of copyright law. But anyone can start a blog, and even for those who have been active on the Internet for years what is and isn’t permissible fair use is sometimes unclear. … Full Story