Jacob Armstrong


Film directors suffered a setback in their collective efforts to maintain the integrity of their films after they are released to the public. In 2005, Congress passed the Family Entertainment Copyright Act, which contained the Family Movie Act, a piece of safe harbor legislation designed to save certain businesses and business practices from ongoing litigation. This Act was not only legislative interference with an ongoing trial, but also served to remove the topic of moral rights from public dialogue. Repealing the Family Movie Act would be a step towards affording directors the ability to prevent misattribution and mutilation of their works.