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Death Pays: The Fight Over Marilyn Monroe's Publicity Rights
Just because a celebrity is dead, doesn't mean she can't try and earn a living. Take, for example, Marilyn Monroe. Since the blonde bombshell's estate teamed up with the talent giant CMG Worldwide, Inc. ("CMG") in 1996, the licensing of Marilyn Monroe's name and image has pulled in over $30 million...Read More
Court Delivers Bitter Result To Coffee Company In Right Of Publicity Case
"Whatever the outcome of this case (Nestle USA's attorney has said that the company will appeal the verdict), this case signifies the importance of getting signed releases for the use of any person's likeness and to ensure that any limitations on those releases are memorialized appropriately.It...Read More
Are Punitive Damages Available Under The Copyright Act?
Given the Copyright Act's1 express enumeration of available remedies under the Act and its silence with respect to punitive damages, one would think that a copyright owner is barred from seeking punitive damages when bringing a claim for copyright infringement. Several recent decisions in the...Read More