Son of Sam law
- A regulation that disallows individuals who committed crimes from gaining financial benefits from media presentations, like books or movies, of their unlawful actions
- 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.
- After the popular book was published, critics argued that the Son of Sam law should have prevented the convicted criminal from earning royalties.
- With the Son of Sam law in effect, broadcasters had to be cautious about making deals with criminals for the rights to their stories.