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The Right of Publicity

Privacy Reimagined for a Public World

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$39.95 • £28.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674980983

Publication: May 2018


256 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

18 halftones


The book is a fascinating read for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of the nuts and bolts of right of publicity law and how the doctrine evolved to where it is today. Rothman concisely connects the dots among seemingly irreconcilable court decisions while debunking myths about the early case-law.—Stephanie Abrutyn, Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Litigation at HBO

This is the definitive biography of the right of publicity, whose boundaries have exploded in recent years. Jennifer Rothman tells the story with zest, explaining how we should restructure this right in our fame-obsessed age.—Jack M. Balkin, Yale Law School

Rothman makes a crucial argument that goes to the heart of the current legal doctrine.—Jessica Litman, author of Digital Copyright

Jennifer Rothman has written an important, informative study of the right of publicity as it has developed in the United States and its connections to a robust privacy right. By reexamining the past, she has elaborated principles that will be useful in defining both publicity and privacy rights for the digital age.—Rebecca Tushnet, Harvard Law School