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Vol 23 No 6 June/July 2018

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Data protection handbook
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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Image, Persona and the Law 2nd ed isbn 9781847037893

Image, Persona and the Law

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ISBN13: 9780421748002
ISBN: 0421748001
New Edition ISBN: 9781847037893
Published: December 2001
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The UK has lagged behind other countries in establishing a legal framework for the protection of publicity rights, which has caused difficulty for media litigation lawyers at a loss as to how to protect the rights of their clients.

  • Provides in-depth analysis of publicity rights in the UK and elsewhere, not currently available
  • Compares the US and global position with that in the UK
  • Draws upon the experiences of well-known celebrities (for example, the Douglas/Zeta Jones wedding and Hello magazine dispute)
  • Offers in-depth examination of issues in a fast-growing area.

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Intellectual Property Law
Introduction. Reasons why celebrities sue. Historical evolution of publicity rights. The US position. A global analysis. The UK approach (Passing off, Malicious falsehood, The Human Rights Act 1998, Trade mark law, Designs, Copyright, Performers' rights, Moral rights, Codes of practice, Interplay). Arguments in favour of and against UK recognition of publicity rights. Licensing issues. Reflecting upon the future. Conclusion.