Plaintiffs in Sex Trafficking case Lose First Round in Right of Publicity Claim Against Backpage
A case involving the use of Backpage to facilitate sex trafficking and prostitution and privacy-based misappropriation claims under Rhode Island and Massachusetts laws was rejected by a Massachusetts district court on May 15, 2015 and is now pending appeal in the First Circuit.
Doe ex rel Roe v. Backpage.com, LLC, __ F.3d __, 2015 WL 2340771 (D. Mass. 2015), pending appeal.
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.