• Louisiana

    Free-Speech Victory: Federal Court Blocks Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law for Violating First Amendment

    U.S. District Court Chief Judge Brian Jackson signed an order permanently barring Louisiana from enforcing a 2015 law that required websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any minor. Judge Jackson had previously granted a preliminary injunction in the case, Garden District Book Shop v. Stewart.
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  • California

    California Governor signs A.B. 1671 into law

    California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1671 which was recently passed with amendments to protect filmmakers, publishers and journalists from prosecution for dissemination and or distribution of information obtained illegally.
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  • Rhode Island

    RI Governor Raimondo vetoes House Bill 7537 and Senate Bill 2510

    Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo vetoed House Bill 7537/SB 2510 which would bar the dissemination of nude images of another person engaging in sexual activity without that person’s consent. The Governor criticized the bill as being too broad and lacking in clarity which “may have a chilling effect on free speech.”
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California Assembly amends A.B. 1671 to protect publishers

Cconstalifornia Assembly amended A.B. 1671 which would make it a crime for a person who has illegally recorded or electronically eavesdropped on a “confidential communication” to disclose or distribute its contents so that no one can be prosecuted for aiding or abetting anyone who discloses or distributes the content of the illegally captured “confidential communication.”Read more about A.B. 1671 »

Rhode Island House Bill 7537 and Senate Bill 2510 vetoed by Governor

Rhode Island House Bill 7537/SB 2510 would bar the dissemination of an image of another person who is nude or engaging in sexual activity or sado-masochistic abuse without the affirmative consent of that person, if the image was obtained under circumstances in which a reasonable person would know or understand the image was to remain private.Read more about H.B. 7537/S.B. 2510 »