New York Introduces Post-Mortem Right Of Publicity Bill

By Jennifer E. Rothman
June 1, 2015

In May of 2015, the New York Assembly and Senate both introduced bills that would add a post-mortem right of publicity to New York’s law.  The proposed term would be seventy years.  The bill provides a number of enumerated exceptions for expressive works, but it is still hotly contested.  It is currently under review by the state’s judiciary committee.  New York has considered adding post-mortem rights many times over the years and thus far has not done so.  Stay tuned…

Text and Status of Proposed Post-Mortem Right of Publicity Bill