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The Right of Publicity, or its current reference “NIL” (name, image, and likeness), continues to evolve through case law and legislation, and frequently inspires debate. The Right of Publicity also consistently demonstrates the critical role it plays, including hot-topic areas regarding NIL legislation for collegiate athletes, deep fakes, NFTs, and estate tax valuations. The Right of Publicity is often misunderstood, in part because recognition of the Right of Publicity varies in some respects from state to state and country to country.   This does not mean the Right of Publicity is indecipherable or contradictory.  With effort, one can discern consistency and critical policy underpinnings in the Right of Publicity. Similarly, with a qualified valuation expert witness, the Right of Publicity can be accurately valued. RightOfPublicity.com is designed to provide resources and insight to an important legal doctrine.

A visitor to RightOfPublicity.com will find Right of Publicity news, Right of Publicity statutes in the U.S., landmark cases, and related information, often with perspective of someone who has represented notable rights owners for decades and has served as Right of Publicity expert witness in some of the more significant Right of Publicity disputes and valuations of recent years.  The author teaches this subject matter at the law school level and at conferences throughout the United States, and has participated in legislative activity throughout the United States.  If you need a valuation expert witness or a licensing consultant concerning Right of Publicity, appropriation, estate tax, business transfer or acquisition, or industry customs and practices, see Luminary Group LLC for contact info. Consider

Thank you for visiting RightOfPublicity.com.  This site is for general information only.  While effort is made to maintain the accuracy of the information on this site, accuracy and currency is not guaranteed and is not a substitute for your own research and consultation with an attorney.  This site is provided as a courtesy, convenience, and overview of a complex legal doctrine.  This site and the information it provides does not constitute legal advice. It is strongly recommended that specific, qualified legal representation be secured when dealing with any actual Right of Publicity matter.

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About the Author

Jonathan Faber is the Founder, Managing Partner and General Counsel of Luminary Group LLC, a licensing and consulting agency that specializes in representing brands and personalities, including Babe Ruth, Vince Lombardi, Jesse Owens, Major Taylor, Coach John Wooden and others. Follow him on Twitter at @FaberLaw.

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If you have a question, or if you are seeking a Right of Publicity valuation expert witness, feel free to contact the author through Luminary Group LLC. If a question is submitted to the author through this website or through any other means, you understand that a response is not guaranteed, and you agree that any response will not constitute legal advice, and will not create an attorney-client relationship.

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