Felony Charges and Jail Time

Professional Outdoors Media Association Concerned

Keep Apprised Of This One From POMA Professional Outdoors Media Association Concerned

According to the Professional Outdoors Media Association (POMA), a case to be heard by Supreme Court of the United States might result in serious problems for any person, outlet or entity that shows or sells depictions of hunting and fishing activities.

Taking, selling or publishing images of hunting, fishing or trapping could mean felony charges and jail time, for
journalists
photographers
magazine publishers
television show hosts and producers
Web content publishers
artists
equipment manufacturers
stock photography agencies
outdoor organizations
book authors and sellers
sales representatives
public relations agencies
hunters and anglers, in general
and many more

Background On the Case

Here are links to three documents that offer background on the case. Determine if you feel your business, livelihood, constitutional rights and/or basic freedom may be threatened by this case.

1. Summary of the case
http://www.professionaloutdoormedia.org/

2. Decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in United States v. Robert Stevens
http://www.professionaloutdoormedia.org/images/news/Stevens_Circuit.pdf

3. Brief in Opposition filed before the Supreme Court
—http://www.professionaloutdoormedia.org/images/news/Stevens_Brief_Opp.pdf

Action You Can Take

If you feel this case is threatening American's First Amendment rights or believe it could negatively affect your business and/or organization, the free speech rights of hunters, fishers, trappers and those who enjoy outdoor magazines, television, Web content, photography and other forms of hunting and fishing communications, contact POMA at (814) 254-4719 or e-mail either of these members
lldovey@professionaloutdoormedia.org or
chris@chaffincommunications.com









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