Son of Sam law

Definition of "Son of Sam law"
  1. A regulation that disallows individuals who committed crimes from gaining financial benefits from media presentations, like books or movies, of their unlawful actions
How to use "Son of Sam law" in a sentence
  1. The state enforced the Son of Sam law to ensure that the felon did not reap financial rewards from his music video detailing his crime.
  2. After the popular book was published, critics argued that the Son of Sam law should have prevented the convicted criminal from earning royalties.
  3. With the Son of Sam law in effect, broadcasters had to be cautious about making deals with criminals for the rights to their stories.

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