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Batman studio likely not liable in Colorado theater shootings

Courts historically have protected violent video games and films on First Amendment grounds

If courtroom precedent is any indication, the studio behind “The Dark Knight Rises” likely won’t be held liable for last week’s tragic Colorado theater shootings.

The alleged shooter, James Holmes, was at least partially inspired by one of the franchise’s signature villains, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters. "He had his hair painted red, he said he was The Joker, obviously the enemy of Batman," Kelly said, according to Reuters.

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