Anti-Prizefight Film Law

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The Anti-Prizefight Film Law was a United States federal law (1912-40) that prohibited the exhibition of prizefight films. It appears to have been introduced by Senator Smith of Iowa back in 1910. (The law also had a provision, perhaps deleted before the law went into effect, that prohibited the transmission of descriptions of prizefights via electronic transmission/wire.) Battling Nelson had appeared before Congress in May 1910 to oppose this bill. [1]