Tag: postmortem rights

House Hearing on AI Takes Seriously the Dangers of Transferring Rights to a Person’s Voice and Likeness

Last Friday, February 2nd, the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet considered what, if anything, to do about AI and the unauthorized use of a person's voice and likeness.  The hearing was held in Los Angeles to coincide with Grammys weekend. The hearing focused in part on the recently proposed No AI...

The Topsy-Turvy Market in Dead People

My post today on The Volokh Conspiracy considers "The Market in Dead People," and the "ghoulish futures market in aging celebrities."  Read it in full here: https://reason.com/volokh/2018/05/10/the-market-in-dead-people This is the fourth of five installments of issues raised by my book, The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World.  

Reanimating Actors and the Dangers of a Transferable Right of Publicity

In "Only Robin Wright Should Own Robin Wright," I consider the dangers of the digital reanimation of actors and the creation of a transferable right to one's own name, likeness, and voice. This is the third post on The Volokh Conspiracy considering various issues raised by my just released book, The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined...