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Two Rights of Publicity Decisions Explore the Boundaries of Commercial Speech in Commemorating Public Figures

Two recent rights of publicity cases illustrated the parameters of using a public figure’s name, likeness, identity or image for commercial purposes, without consent for commemorative purposes. But when does commemoration cross the line into unlawful use of one’s right of publicity? Jordan v. Jewel Food Stores, Inc., No. 10-c-340 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 12, 2015) … Continue Reading

Common sense, you can photograph your kid’s school nativity play

At last, common sense has triumphed with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issuing a press release confirming that the Data Protection Act 1998 does not prevent family and friends from taking photographs at school concerts or plays this Christmas, but that doesn’t mean little Johnny can appear in the next sweetie ad! The ICO emphasised … Continue Reading

Italy: The Use of a Person’s Image

This post was written by Avv. Felix Hofer. 1. The general principle is that the use of a person’s image without his/her consent is basically prohibited (this even more if such use is performed for marketing or – in general – commercial purposes). In Italy the right on a person’s image is governed both by … Continue Reading
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