I have a friend who won a restitution judgment against the murder/rapist of her 10 yr old daughter. She was awarded 3.5 million. The murder/rapist has been published in writing based on his being incarcerated. He does speak about crime and victim though not truthful.
My question is can my friend ask for a transfer of copyright as payment for the restitution judgment?
She has not seen one cent of restitution.
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Most states bar convicted persons from making any profits from their crimes and mandate that if restitution is due. These "Son of Sam" laws typically require the proceeds to be paid to the victim (some require separate civil lawsuits). I've also added a relevent link from the National Center for Victims Rights.
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