What to know about rights of publicity

Bette Midler sued Ford Motor Company for featuring an impersonation of her voice. Jeffrey Sarver sued the creators of The Hurt Locker for allegedly using his experiences as a soldier in Iraq. Are these violations of privacy or are they copyright infringement? The examples actually concern an area of the law known as “rights of publicity,” and it is not for the faint of heart.

What would you like to protect?

Michelle Kaminsky, Esq.

by Michelle Kaminsky, Esq.

Writer and editor Michelle earned a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University's Beasley School of Law in Philad...

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Updated on: June 12, 2024 · 4 min read


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