As some of you may know, the Journal of which I am one of the editors, the Entertainment and Sports Law Journal changed its format this year and began to publish articles as they were accepted so that the Volume builds up over the year. We have two new pieces published this week. First, in our Interventions section (that has smaller articles, case notes and reviews, etc) we have a piece by Sven Preiss, entitled The Sailor, the Turtle and the Jungle Man that reviews the legal position as regards character merchandising.
We also have a full article by Mike Hally, Partner in Square Dog Radio LLP, who has written an historical study on film censorship in the North West of England in the 1950s and 1960s, centring upon what was known as 'The Naughty Pictures Committee'. Mike also produced a documentary on this for Radio 4, the full programme for which is available via AudioGO, and at the moment for the bargain price of £0.99 rather than the usual £2.49! There is also a 3-minute extract on the front page of his Square Dog website. The article is entitled Local Authorities and film censorship: an historical account of the 'Naughty Pictures Committees' in Sale and Manchester, and is available here.
We are always on the look out for submissions for the journal, it's open access and has a large audience, and details about submissions can be found here or contact me for more details.