RIGHT OF PUBLICITY SEMINAR
(LAWF-4034) - 3 UNITS
This seminar will give students an in-depth grounding in right of publicity law, tracing the evolution of the right from its privacy law origins to its current status as a quasi-property right. The seminar will explore open questions in the area of publicity law, such as whether the right survives death, applies only to celebrities, and if and when it conflicts with federal intellectual property laws and the First Amendment. The main writing project will be briefing an appeal in a right of publicity case. Students are expected to make oral arguments and presentations in class.