Analysis: Studio liability in Colorado shooting likely limited

 Monday, July 23, 2012

 Reuters

Families of victims and survivors of the deadly shooting at the Batman movie who seek to sue Warner Bros and other companies behind "The Dark Knight Rises" are unlikely to get very far. The main reason, legal experts said, is that companies are rarely held liable for the intentional crimes of non-employees. What’s more, the U.S. Supreme Court has established that violence in videogames and movies is expression protected under the First Amendment. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the shooting suspect, James Eagan Holmes, 24, looked like "a deranged individual."
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