right of publicity

Definition of "right of publicity"
  1. The privilege to stop any unapproved exploitation of an individual's identity or image for monetary gain by another party
How to use "right of publicity" in a sentence
  1. The celebrity sued the company for violating her right of publicity by using her image in their advertisements without her consent.
  2. The sportsman plans to enforce his right of publicity, as unauthorized merchandise bearing his image are being sold.
  3. A musician is considering legal action against a restaurant that played his copyrighted songs, infringing his right of publicity.

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