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Mar/04

"I Laughed, I Cried, I May Be Liable For False Advertising"


Second Appellate District of the Court of Appeal in California denies Sony’s motion to strike an action brought against it for fabricating quotes by fictitious reviewers in its movie ads.  Sony argued that because its movies receive First Amendment protection, that the ads for the movies do as well.  The Court held that while movies are non-commercial speech with First Amendment protections, ads for said movies are subject to, among other things, false advertising regulation.

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