Israel’s No Profiting from Literary Account of Crime: It’s Not the Content, It’s the Notoriety
Keele University, School of Law
July 13, 2006
Israel Bar Law Review, Vol. 48, pp. 459-498, 2008
The article critically analyses Israel’s “Son of Sam” Act for its adoption of a content-based test for confiscation of profits. Rather, the correct test should be the extent to which the author’s notoriety from committing the crime allowed him or her to receive the financial benefit.
Keywords: restitution for wrongs, statutory interpretation, literarary account of crime
JEL Classification: K13, K14, K19Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 13, 2010
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