Posts in Right of Publicity


The Risks of Using Images for Commercial Purposes

Businesses were recently given a harsh reminder about the effects of failing to obtain permissions when using photography for commercial purposes when a California woman sued Chipotle …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
9 months ago 0

Comic-Con Considerations: Cosplay, the Right of Publicity, and Copyright Concerns

For as much as Comic-Con is about comics, TV, and upcoming movies, it’s not hard to see that a large portion of its allure for fans …
By Amanda Bacoyanis
3 years ago 7

The Right of Publicity: Cashing in on Being Famous

In part 2 of my interview with Kristina Dinerman we discuss how aggressive celebrities are becoming with respect to protecting their right of publicity in the age of …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

The Right of Publicity in a Social Media World: An Interview with Yahoo! Executive Kristina Dinerman

Kristina Dinerman is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Yahoo! Inc. Dinerman handles business and legal affairs for media, marketing and the Yahoo Studio, which means …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Dr. Oz Fights Fraudulent Claims of Endorsement

Mehmet Oz, M.D. is taking the fight to the scam operators who have been duping the public using his good and extremely popular name. Indeed, the …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 9

Jerk.com – Dealing with Online Harassment & Cyberbullying

Jerk.com is perhaps the most abusive and offensive website on the Internet. In addition to encouraging the voting on whether people are jerks they allow the …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 38

Using U.S. Copyright Law to Get Removed from Jerk.com

Jerk.com is one of those sites on the Internet that is the poster-child for everything wrong with the Internet and the anonymous communications that are so …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 28

If the Shoe Fits: Analyzing Lohan and Sgt. Sarver Right of Publicity

The buzz continues about Lindsay Lohan’s suit against E*TRADE over its use of the name “Lindsay” to identify a “milkaholic” character in the latest in …
By Robert C. Cumbow
8 years ago 4

The Right of Publicity: A Doctrine Gone Wild?

The recent dispute involving Lindsay Lohan and ETrade provides an opportunity for critically examining the right of publicity. One defense that ETrade could raise would be parody …