A Victory for Creators and Licensors in Maloney vs T3 Ninth Circuit Decision

Maloney v. T3Media  By Brianna Dahlberg of Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP On April 5, 2017, in a victory for visual content creators and licensors, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by former college athletes alleging that T3Media had misappropriated their names and likenesses by selling licenses to photographs from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Copyright Trumps Right of Publicity- Permitting Display and Download of Basketball Photographs (Maloney v. T3Media, Inc.)

by Nancy Wolff, DMLA Counsel The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Maloney v. T3Media, Inc. recently held that state right-of-publicity claims brought by former college basketball players complaining of photographs licensed of their likenesses without consent warranted dismissal with prejudice pursuant to California’s anti-SLAPP statute, which prohibits suits aimed at […]

Copyright Trumps Right of Publicity- Permitting Display and Download of Basketball Photographs (Maloney v. T3Media, Inc.)

by Nancy Wolff,  DMLA Counsel  The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Maloney v. T3Media, Inc. recently held that state right-of-publicity claims brought by former college basketball players complaining of photographs licensed of their likenesses without consent warranted dismissal with prejudice pursuant to California’s anti-SLAPP statute, which prohibits suits aimed at […]