DMLA Joins Opposition to NY State Right of Publicity Bill

DMLA recently joined many stakeholders in an urgent last minute push to oppose an amendment to New York State’s right of privacy statute, converting it to a right of publicity (Assembly Bill A08155 and Senate 5857-A) that would have granted a broad and ambiguous descendible right of publicity to anyone for 40 years after death, […]

Prof. Jennifer E. Rothman June 8, 2017 Memorandum Opposing Assembly Bill A08155  Dear Members of the New York State Assembly and Senate: I am writing in response to Assembly Bill A08155, a right of publicity bill, which was introduced last week and seems poised to be rushed through the legislature before the session ends for […]

DMLA MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION

  June 6, 2017 DMLA MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION,  Assembly Bill No. A08155  The Digital Media Licensing Association (“DMLA”), strongly opposes A.08155, amending New York State’s civil rights law Section 50/51, which for 110 years has protected the first amendment rights of creators and the press to use visual imagery except for the limited purposes of […]

DMLA Legal Update: Copyright Office News & New York State Right of Publicity Bill

2015 has already been a busy year for the U.S. Copyright Office. They have been publishing policy reports, issuing Notices of Inquiry (“NOI”), conducting various studies, and participating in congressional hearings about copyright law reform. The Copyright Office recently released a 234-page report entitled “Orphan Works and Mass Digitization,” followed by an NOI seeking comments […]