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Right of Publicity

Right of Publicity

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FindLaw The Right of Publicity A separate issue from copyright, which protects the creator of the video or photo, is the right of publicity, which protects the subject of the content.  Right of publicity laws protect people from the unauthorized commercial use of their name, likeness, or identity.  A majority of states have right of […]

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Right of Publicity

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In addition to trademark infringement and trademark counterfeiting laws,  right of publicity laws address another tactic that may be employed by fraudsters which is the unlicensed use of a well known person’s image or likeness beyond fair use.  One common illegal practice is affixing an unlicensed image or likeness of a famous person to a product, website, […]

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