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Sam Keller Seeks To Protect AthletesR...

Here is a sample definition of likeness – name, silhouette, personality, appearance, performance, depiction, portrayal, photograph and voice.  It is an integral definition in many licensing agreements where one party hopes to be able to exploit the other party, usually for a hefty fee.  What if you were not entitled to just compensation for the use of your likeness by another?  On one end, people have a right to control their image and reap a reward when others use it.  On the other, free-speech rights under the First Amendment should allow certain uses of...
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New Right Of Publicity Legislation Could...

Very talented athletes stand to make more money from off field/court/ice/etc. activities than what they earn based on performing in the trade that they are truly qualified.  Agents, attorneys, and marketers attempt to find and negotiate these deals for their athlete clients.  Often times, those deals are licensing agreements, or at least contain provisions that grant companies a license to use something of and concerning the athletes. Many states are currently considering new Right of Publicity legislation, which have the potential to limit athletes’ ability to...