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" It can not be put out of view that the exhibition of moving pictures is. a business, pure and simple, originated and conducted for profit, like other spectacles, not to be regarded, nor intended to be regarded by the Ohio Constitution, we think, as part... "
Proposed Investigation of the Motion-picture Industry - Page 19
by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - 1922 - 64 pages
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Bad: Infamy, Darkness, Evil, and Slime on Screen

Murray Pomerance - Social Science - 2004 - 357 pages
...whose inherent goodness would make it impossible for Him to deceive. Instead, Justice McKenna stressed, "the exhibition of moving pictures is a business pure and simple originated and conducted for profit" (3). It was the lack of an authority beyond the circulation of capital that rendered film's capacity...
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Film Theory: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

Philip Simpson, Andrew Utterson, Karen J. Shepherdson - Cinematography - 2004 - 440 pages
...Wisconsin Press, 1976, pp. 387-409. When the Supreme Court ruled in 1915 that "the exhibition of motion pictures is a business pure and simple, originated and conducted for profit," that was considered sufficient reason to refuse films protection as speech under the First Amendment....
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Culture Conglomerates: Consolidation in the Motion Picture and Television ...

William M. Kunz - Law - 2007 - 262 pages
...which profit maximization was a fundamental objective. The Supreme Court, after all, argued in 1915 that "The exhibition of moving pictures is a business, pure and simple, originated and conducted for a profit like other spectacles."3 In the 1920s, the production, distribution, and exhibition of motion...
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The History of the Supreme Court of the United States

William M. Wiecek, Owen M. Fiss - History - 2006 - 733 pages
...amendment. The Court had originally assumed in 1915, at the dawn of the film industry, that movies were "a business, pure and simple, originated and conducted for profit, like other spectacles," and as such, not protected from censorship or other forms of prior restraint by the First 48 Rowan...
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Hollywood Highbrow: From Entertainment to Art

Shyon Baumann - Performing Arts - 2007 - 225 pages
...the court is telling regarding the dominant perspective on the film industry at the time: It cannot be put out of view that the exhibition of moving pictures...profit, like other spectacles, not to be regarded by the Ohio constitution, we think, as part of the press of the country or as organs of public opinion....
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From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free ...

Christopher M. Finan - History - 2007 - 348 pages
...at all sympathetic. It ruled unanimously that movies are not constitutionally protected. "It cannot be put out of view that the exhibition of moving pictures...profit, like other spectacles, not to be regarded by the Ohio Constitution, we think, as part of the press of the country or as organs of public opinion,"...
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Miracles and Sacrilege

William Bruce Johnson - Law - 2008 - 516 pages
...representation in public places and to all audiences.' As to Mutual's proffered analogy with newspapers: The exhibition of moving pictures is a business pure...profit, like other spectacles, not to be regarded by the Ohio Constitution, we think, as part of the press of the country or as organs of public opinion....
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Communication Law in America

Paul Siegel - Law - 2008 - 616 pages
...Court had held for many years that motion pictures were not deserving of constitutional protection. "The exhibition of moving pictures is a business,...originated and conducted for profit like other spectacles," the Court said back in 1915, and "not to be regarded ... as part of the press of the country, or as...
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Censoring Sex: A Historical Journey Through American Media

John E. Semonche - History - 2007 - 301 pages
...can be equated with speech or the press. And then in words that have often been quoted he continued: "the exhibition of moving pictures is a business,...pure and simple, originated and conducted for profit, . . . not to be regarded . . . as part of the press of the country, or as organs of public opinion."...
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Banned in Kansas: Motion Picture Censorship, 1915-1966

Gerald R. Butters - History - 2007 - 348 pages
...under the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech. McKenna explained: "The exhibition of motion pictures is a business, pure and simple, originated and conducted for profit . . . not to be regarded nor intended to be regarded by the Constitution, we think, as part of the...
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