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Lunch + Learn :: Rights of Publicity (Who Owns Whom?)

  • UNT College of Law 1901 Main Street Dallas, TX, 75201 United States (map)


Everyone has an exclusive right to exploit their identity for commercial gain; this is called the right of publicity. But does this mean you can’t take someone’s picture or include her image in your work without permission? Maybe. But maybe not. As is often the case, it depends. It depends, for instance, on where the person lives, whether she’s a celebrity, how you’re using her image, and, if she’s dead, when she died. This presentation discusses such questions and offers guidance about how to get permission when it’s required. 

To RSVP for this seminar and reserve lunch (because they always fill up), send an email to Tom Maddrey at, or give his office a call at 214-702-9862. 

Earlier Event: August 3
Lunch + Learn :: The Taxman Cometh