As excerpted from KGTV 10 News:
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A new law intended to protect people from buying fake autographs might be doing more harm than good.
The law was passed last year thanks, in large part, to the efforts of actor Mark Hamill. Over the decades since "Star Wars" became a blockbuster hit, memorabilia from the movie has become a big business. Hamill was disturbed by how many fans were duped into purchasing fake autographs, whether through online sites like eBay, or professional dealers. He helped the legislature to pass a new law which significantly increases the penalties for selling fake memorabilia and requires a detailed certificate of authenticity to accompany autographs. But the law is now coming under fire for unintended consequences.