Boom writes: For actor Paul Newman, a state law is needed to protect people's images and words from being used without their permission in commercials or derogatory ways.
For film and media companies, the law would conflict with their First Amendment rights and open up the entertainment industry to a slew of lawsuits.
azuredrake writes: ""Perhaps we do the minors of this country harm if First Amendment protections, which they will with age inherit fully, are chipped away in the name of their protection," writes Senior U.S. District Judge Lowell Reed Jr. in a case striking down a 1998 internet porn law. He goes on to say that there are easier ways for parents to protect their children, such as cheap and omnipresent parental access control software, than chipping away at fundamental rights. The whole story is available from the AP at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070322/ap_on_hi_te/in ternet_blocking (Sorry for the proprietary link, but I couldn't find it on the AP's own site.)"