First Amendment to the United States Constitution

  1. No Doubt to Pursue Lawsuit Against Activision

    February 17, 2011 7:57 AM EST This week is shaping up to be a big one in the ongoing struggle to figure out the difference between commercial and expressive speech, the times when entertainment companies can show public figures in the name of the First Amendment and the times ...

  2. France Begins Debating Anti-Piracy Law

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT First debates on the long awaited "Creation and Internet" draft law have kicked off at the French Senate. The draft law was inspired by a mission led at the end of 2007 by Denis Olivennes, former CEO of leading French entertainment retai ...

  3. Child-Porn Bill Might Get Rewrite

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The chief author of legislation that would treat steamy Hollywood films the same as hard-core pornography said Oct. 18 that he is willing to alter his bill in an effort to get at child pornographers b WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  4. Schwarzenegger Signs Violent Videogame Law

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that will prohibit the sale or rental of violent videogames to minors. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that w ...

  5. Violent Video Games Spark Rising Debate on Bans

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST California legislators are considering making sales of violent video games to minors illegal, joining a national debate about whether the industry should be left to regulate itself, like movie theater LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- California legislator ...

  6. Yahoo!'s Battle Over French Court's Jurisdiction Lingers On

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While Yahoo!'s legal battle over a French court's order to restrict access to its U.S. Web site lingers, the parties seem ready to let old dogs lie. NEW YORK -- While Yahoo!'s legal battle over a French court's order to restric ...

  7. First Amendment Protection for Videogames: The Unspoken Implications

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Since the 1980s, videogame producers unsuccessfully litigated to obtain First Amendment protection for their releases. This battle has been fought in the context of (i) attempted government regulation Since the 1980s, videogame producers unsuccess ...