Sunday, June 24, 2007

New York Lawmakers Propose Amendments to Rights of Publicity Law

In the wake of two major rights of publicity cases, one concerning Marilyn Monroe and the other concerning Jimi Hendrix, a bill has been proposed in New York to extend publicity rights post-mortem. Currently, the New York rights of publicity statute does not apply post-mortem. Due to application of New York law, the two cases mentioned above were both defeats for the parties claiming the post-mortem rights.(Via PhotoAttorney)

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