Right of Publicity

Publicity Rights The right of publicity allows a person to have a monopoly on their image.  People work hard to improve their valuable public image and their ability to publicize themselves.   The right of publicity allows an individual to control and profit from the commercial use of his or her name, likeness, and persona.  The right of publicity is the protection of people to regulate the commercial use of his or her identity. The right of publicity protects against the loss of commercial value resulting from the unauthorized appropriation of an individual's identity for commercial purposes.  The right of publicity [...]

Right of Publicity2021-01-19T01:42:17-08:00

Legal Issues In Telling Real Life Stories

Life Story Agreements QUESTION: If I want to talk about John Kennedy having Marilyn Monroe as a mistress, or talk about what life in my family was like growing up, don’t I have a right to do that? (Rights other people have to privacy, to control the exploitation of their name, to defend against libel in real a real life story, etc.) Yes. However, it is a balancing between the filmmaker’s or author’s First Amendment Freedom of Speech and the subject’s individual rights. Everyone has the right to not have their reputation defamed. And everyone has a right to privacy [...]

Legal Issues In Telling Real Life Stories2020-04-23T16:11:26-07:00