Personality rights
The right of publicity, often called personality rights, is the right of an individual to control the commercial use of his or her name, image, likeness, or other unequivocal aspects of one's identity...
Lugosi v. Universal Pictures
Lugosi v. Universal Pictures, 603 P.2d 425 (Cal. 1979), was a decision of the Supreme Court of California respecting the personality rights of celebrities, particularly addressing whether these rights...
California Celebrities Rights Act
The Celebrities Rights Act or Celebrity Rights Act was passed in California in 1985, which enabled a celebrity's personality rights to survive his or her death. Previously, the 1979 Lugosi v. Universa...
The Roger Richman Agency
The Roger Richman Agency, Inc. was a licensing agency that specialised in personality rights. It licensed the use of the imagery, persona and likeness of various well-known entertainment celebrities (...
Krouse v. Chrysler Canada Ltd.
Krouse v. Chrysler Canada Ltd. is generally thought to be the first case to clearly acknowledge the existence in Canada of a tort of appropriation of personality.
Bob Krouse was a well-known profe...
Zacchini v. Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Co.
Zacchini v. Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Co., 433 U.S. 562 (1977), was an important U.S. Supreme Court case concerning rights of publicity. The Court held that the First and Fourteenth Amendments do n...
Nussenzweig v. DiCorcia
Nussenzweig v. diCorcia is a decision by the New York Supreme Court in New York County, holding that a photographer could display, publish, and sell street photography without the consent of the subje...