New York Introduces Post-Mortem Right Of Publicity Bill
In May of 2015, the New York Assembly and Senate both introduced bills that would add a post-mortem right of publicity to New York’s law. The proposed term would be seventy years. The bill provides a number of enumerated exceptions for expressive works, but it is still hotly contested. It is currently under review by the state’s judiciary committee. New York has considered adding post-mortem rights many times over the years and thus far has not done so. Stay tuned…
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.