Why Do Characters Have Greater Rights Than People?

August 6, 2015 at 12:00pm1:00pm
Fox Rothschild
Los Angeles

1800 Century Park East
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90067

How did our law get to a point where characters have greater rights than the average U.S. citizen?

Join us for this complimentary CLE program that will compare rights granted to celebrities under right of publicity laws to the rights granted under copyright law to characters in literary and visual works.

We will examine the conflict between the celebrity’s rights over their own image and the characters they portray.

In addition to asking whether the legal standards should differ, this program will explore whether there are meaningful legal differences between a celebrity and a character.

This program will be presented live in our Los Angeles office and simulcast to other select offices.