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Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal

Authors

Peter H. Karlen

Abstract

Publicity rights, the rights to control the use of the name, likeness and photograph of a person, are now descendible by statute. The author examines recent legislation on publicity rights, specifically focusing on how it affects the descendibility of such rights. The author criticizes the legislation and proposes an alternative to what the Legislature has bequeathed to celebrities, their heirs, and the public.

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