Right of Publicity
California Court of Appeal Affirms Tarantino Movie Does Not Violate Actor’s Right of PublicityElizabeth L. Schilken
Affirming a bright line exemption for expressive works from California’s post-mortem right of publicity statute, the Court of Appeal upheld the dismissal of right of publicity claims against the Quentin Tarantino movie Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.
News Anchor’s Right of Publicity Claims Can Proceed to DiscoveryTobin Raju
The court recognized Hepp sufficiently alleged that she had spent considerable time and effort cultivating an image, implying, but not expressly holding, her image had commercial value.
Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of “Pantless Couponer’s” Privacy LawsuitJennifer A. Mansfield
The Eleventh Circuit's order reaffirms that a federal court need not pretend that an exhibit is something it is not, merely because a plaintiff alleges so in the complaint.
As Harry And Meghan Become a Hybrid Royal /Celebrity Couple, What If Any Is Their Impact on Celebrity Reporting?Amber Melville-Brown
The employment of a PR velvet glove around an iron legal fist appears to be the couple’s strategy for elbowing third party reporters and snappers out of the way as they take control of their own images.
New York State Appellate Court Rejects Defamation and Right of PublicityMichael J. Grygiel
An intermediate appellate court in New York recently affirmed the dismissal of a complaint asserting a potpourri of tort claims against a community newspaper based on its publication of an archived photograph to illustrate a current news story.