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First Amendment Vulnerable After Court Dismisses Video Game Lawsuit

March 30, 2018
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First Amendment Vulnerable After Court Dismisses Video Game Lawsuit

In a case involving the right of publicity, New York’s highest court dismissed Lindsey Lohan’s and Karen Gravano’s lawsuit appeals against Grand Theft Auto V game makers Take Two Interactive. CBLDF filed an amicus brief with other organizations last year urging the court to reject Lohan and Gravano’s arguments on First Amendment grounds, expressing concern…

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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Grand Theft Auto V

January 5, 2018
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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Grand Theft Auto V

On December 27, 2017, CBLDF filed an amicus brief with nine other media organizations, asking the New York Court of Appeals to reject actress Lindsey Lohan’s and former Mob Wives star Karen Gravano’s invitation to expand the state’s right of publicity law by broadening New York Civil Rights Law Section 51. The brief states that…

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Game Panics Through the Ages

May 19, 2014
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Game Panics Through the Ages

In the 1940s and ‘50s, comic books were the scapegoat of choice for politicians, parents, and “experts” like Fredric Wertham, who sought something to blame for increasing juvenile delinquency and violence. Of course, that line of argument was cut short when the industry self-imposed the Comics Code Authority in 1954 and mainstream comics suddenly became…

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