The Law

The right of publicity is a state law that protects individuals' identities from being used by others without permission.  The particulars of the law vary from state to state.  Click below to find information about the state that you are interested in as well as commentary on that state's laws.

U.S. Territories

  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Virgin Islands

The Book

Privacy Reimagined For A Public World

THE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World

This book from Harvard University Press by Professor Jennifer Rothman traces the history and development of the right of publicity and its current collision course with individual liberty, free speech and copyright law.

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