Tennessee Governor Signs ELVIS Act, Greatly Expanding State’s Publicity Statute

By Jennifer E. Rothman
March 22, 2024

Yesterday, Governor Bill Lee signed into law the ELVIS Act which replaces the prior right of publicity statute in Tennessee.  It goes into effect on July 1st. I analyzed the new law in detail earlier this week. The law uncontroversially adds voice to the enumerated protections but also greatly expands the scope of liability and reduces exemptions from liability. It also creates some ambiguities and we may not know for years to come its boundaries.  For more on the new law see my post from earlier this week: "Tennessee Legislature Sends Right of Publicity Bill to Governor's Desk."