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March 19, 2015 10:15 am PT
On March 19, 2015, South Dakota’s governor Dennis Daugaard signed into law a bill that establishes a right of publicity in the state.  The bill was spearheaded by the family of Russell Means, a Native American activist and actor. S. D. Codified Laws § 21-64 et seq.
March 7, 2015 10:00 am PT
On March 6, 2015, a district court in California held that the student-athletes claims against T3Media for its Paya.com website were preempted by copyright law.  The NCAA gaver T3Media permission to display and sell photographs of NCAA athletes.  In an opinion that only adds to the...
January 29, 2015 2:00 pm PT
On January 28, 2015 the Wyoming Senate rejected a pending bill that would have added privacy protections to the state constitution. Wyoming Committee Formal Draft 1.1., 15 LSO-0066 (2015)

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