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The Right of Publicity is continuing to evolve in 2018, driven by Right of Publicity legislation and case law and even by a political figure who entered office with a history of Right of Publicity licensing.  The Right of Publicity will continue generating vigorous debate.  It 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 out of control, indecipherable or contradictory.  With a little effort, one can discern consistency and critical policy underpinnings in the Right of Publicity. provides resources and insight to an important, growing legal doctrine.

Whether you are researching a potential Right of Publicity claim, making sure you do not violate a Right of Publicity, or writing an article concerning the Right of Publicity, this site should be a valuable resource.  Here you will find Right of Publicity news, all of the Right of Publicity statutes in the United States, landmark cases, and related information.  The author frequently serves as an expert witness in Right of Publicity, appropriation, and valuation disputes and litigation.  If you need an expert witness or a licensing consultant, contact the author via this website or through

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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 and others. You can follow Mr. Faber on Twitter at @FaberLaw.

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