Eighth Circuit clarifies pre-emption of right of publicity claims under US Copyright Act

By Schonhofen, S.

In an action involving films produced by an affiliate of the National Football League (NFL) containing historical game footage, the Eighth Circuit held that the former professional football players’ right of publicity claims were preempted by the US Copyright Act and that the films did not falsely imply that the …read more

Source:: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice