Civil Liberties

Free Speech, We Hardly Knew Ye: Senate Passes Anti-Crush Video Bill!


The World's Greatest Deliberative Body has spoken yet again:

The Senate passed the legislation late Tuesday. It now goes to the US House of Representatives, which passed its own version of the bill in July.

The Senate version goes further than the House legislation in that it specifically prohibits the creation of animal crush videos, not just their sale.

It also prohibits such videos from being distributed for free, a common practice on the Internet via file-sharing per-to-peer networks.

More here via Senatus.

I'm for the law if it retroactively bans Michael Jackson's pre-pubescent ode to an interspecies love that dare not speak its name:

Jacob Sullum on the Supreme Court's overturning of a law against crush videos earlier this year.