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Feb 3, 2017

Joe Rothberg Speaks to NPR on Digital Re-Creations of the Deceased

Joe Rothberg was recently interviewed by NPR for its Here & Now series in a segment called “The Legal Issues Of Digitally Resurrecting Dead Actors.” In the interview, Joe discusses the legal issues associated with digital re-creations of the deceased, particularly in the newest Star Wars installment, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

“Publicity rights allow individuals to control their name, voice, signature, and photographs in connection with commercial use,” Joe said. “Certain states have enacted laws that allow these publicity rights to survive death.” 

To listen to the full interview, click here.  

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