Some Good News From Minnesota

After lots of phone calls and letters we have some good news: MINNESOTA STATE LAWMAKER PULLS PRINCE BILL AMID CONCERNS Associated Press A Minnesota state lawmaker has decided to set aside a measure that would have clarified the rights of artists to control the commercial use of their names, likenesses and images, and extended those […]

Busy Week for DMLA Legal

by Nancy Wolff, DMLA Counsel This week was busy, both New York state and Minneapolis are looking to pass postmortem right of publicity bill’s before the end of the current legislative  session and everyone leaves for summer vacation. Here in York, every year or two, the company that owns the alleged rights to Marilyn Monroe’s […]

DMLA MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION, NY RIGHT OF PUBLICITY BILL

Senate Bill No. 5650/ Assembly Bill No. 7904 The Digital Media Licensing Association (“DMLA”), strongly opposes S.5650/A.7904. This right of publicity bill would grant a seventy-year retroactive and descendible right of publicity to all deceased residents of New York State. This proposed legislation would cause serious economic impact to the image licensing industry in New […]

MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION

SF3609 The Digital Media Licensing Association (DMLA), American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP),National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and Professional Photographers of America (PPA) strongly oppose SF 3609 as currently drafted. This right of publicity bill is unnecessarily broad, vague, and would grant a retroactive and descendible right of publicity to all deceased residents of Minnesota looking back 50 […]

IMPORTANT!!! RIGHT-OF-PUBLICITY LAW NEEDS YOUR VETO SUPPORT

The Arkansas state senate has passed an extremely overbroad and draconian right-of-publicity bill that we believe could drastically impact the content licensing community.  The bill is now before the governor of Arkansas.  We have drafted a form letter for DMLA members to send to the governor asking that he veto the bill.  Please sign and […]