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Consequences of school filters.
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Below is the Note abstract for Dr. Strange-rating or: How I Learned that the Motion Picture Association of America’s Film Rating System Constitutes False Advertising, coming to you soon in Volume 12, No. 1 of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a trade association whose members include film [...]Continue Reading →
Many people remember when the Tim Donaghy scandal broke during the summer of 2007, when the then-NBA referee resigned amidst allegations that he made calls either affecting the outcome of games or at least helping cover the spread both during the regular season and playoffs. After pleading guilty on federal charges, Continue Reading →
Parents have criticized their children’s musical preferences for decades, if not longer. The Beatles were accused of corrupting the youth, while many parents deemed the swiveling hips of Elvis “obscene.” Even jazz music encountered moral critics during its early years. While many of these bands and genres were later [...]Continue Reading →
Well, it seems like someone forgot to tell director Kevin Smith that it is a “no-no” to use five-letter words in movie titles. His new movie, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, is generating a lot of controversy – but not only for the reasons that one would expect. Indeed, “newspapers, television networks, cable [...]Continue Reading →
On July 10, 2008 By JETLaw
Comedian George Carlin’s recent passing inspired many tributes from a variety of sources, including Perez Hilton and the New York Times. The majority referenced one of his most famous routines: “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” This irreverent and profane monologue, with its unabashed critique of censorship, left its mark not only in the world [...]Continue Reading →
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