Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Exceptions to rights-of-publicity law, part of Intellectual Property Fundamentals.
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…So beyond the issue of whether somebody is a celebrity or whether there's something…that's been written that's newsworthy, what are…the other exceptions to right of publicity law?…Well, you can obtain a waiver from…somebody, and simply have them sign something…that says that you have the right to use their name, their likeness, their voice.…We often call this a model release.…When somebody is being photographed, we ask them to sign a simple document.…In addition, there is an exception for certain things like paintings.…An artist can paint a famous person, and even…sell limited edition prints of the painting of that person.…
I like to paint in oil.…If I wanted to paint Clint Eastwood, I could paint a picture of Clint Eastwood.…And I'm not infringing his right of publicity.…In addition, I can sell a limited number, maybe…a couple of thousand copies, of the print of…the painting that I created of Clint Eastwood, and…I would not be infringing his right of publicity.…I might be infringing somebody's copyright in the underlying…
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- What is intellectual property?
- What is a copyright?
- How long do copyrights last?
- Trademarking your brand
- Trademark infringement
- Patenting your ideas
- Defending trade secrets<br><br>
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5. Rights of Publicity
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