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Friday Factoid 4/25/14

A person has a legal right to prevent others from commercially exploiting his or her identity without permission. This right, sometimes known as the right of publicity, is available to both celebrities and non-famous people. One who misappropriates the name, likeness or image of another person and uses the same on the Internet for financial gain can be forced to remove the content in question and/or pay compensation to the injured person. Source: http://www.americanbar.org/publications/gp_solo/2013/may_june/intellectual_property_law_right_publicity_and_social_media_revolution.html”/ Maryland-Intellectual-Property-AttorneyIf you have any questions regarding the content of this communication, please contact Jonathan R. Wachs: jwachs@offitkurman.com | 301.575.0302 If you would like to subscribe to receive Friday Factoid in your inbox click here.