Son of Sam Law

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A generic term referring to any state or US federal law that would prevent a perpetrator convicted of a violent crime from capitalising on the event and profiting from books or other forms of intellectual property related to the crime committed and instead pass any monies gained to the crime’s victims or their families
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The New York Legislature quickly passed the Son of Sam Law, which prohibited convicts from profiting from their crimes.
Cobb, Comment, Making a Killing: Evaluating the Constitutionality of the Texas Son of Sam Law, 39 Hous.
New statutes in California and Texas expand the Son of Sam laws.