Saturday, July 24, 2010

Watch out for IP content lurking in billboards!

IPBiz has covered several "right of publicity" cases [below] but one of the more unusual is that of Angelyne against Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Refer to

Angelyne Billboard Queen Sues Fox

Billboard Bimbo Sues Fox Searchlight , which states: File this under “Washed Up Celeb Begging For Money” news. Angelyne, relative non-celebrity, is suing Fox Searchlight because a billboard of herself appears on screen for about 12 seconds in the 2009 Notorious B.I.G. biopic Notorious, according to TMZ. Apparently Fox effed up by not getting the rights to use the image because now she's looking for payment.

Some other IPBiz posts relating to "right of publicity" -->

Tribute bands of live performers: right of publicity?
and see discussion of the lawsuit mentioned
Former cast members from Jersey Boys at Duke Island Park on 18 July 2010

Lohan "right of publicity" case

Widow of Owen Hart invokes right of publicity against WWE


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