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The Inalienable Right of Publicity

  title={The Inalienable Right of Publicity},
  author={Jennifer E. Rothman},
This article challenges the conventional wisdom that the right of publicity is universally and uncontroversially alienable. Courts and scholars have routinely described the right as a freely transferable property right, akin to patents or copyrights. Despite such broad claims of unfettered alienability, courts have limited the transferability of publicity rights in a variety of instances. No one has developed a robust account of why such limits should exist or what their contours should be… Expand
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Madoff , Taxing Personhood : Estate Taxes and the Compelled Commodification of Identity , 17 VA
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