Photo Attorney

Jul 22, 2007

Alert: Help Fight Bill That Will Hurt Photographers

The ASMP has issued a call to action on a proposed bill that would make California's right of publicity law retroactive to 1915.

This one is similar to the bill that was recently proposed (but was unsuccessful) in NY. Amazingly, California Senator Kuehl has revised a stem cell research bill to rush this legislation that will require photographers to obtain permission to use a deceased person's name or likeness from the estate's beneficiaries (even if you didn't need it before).

The ASMP has instructions on what you can do to fight the passage of this bill that will affect all photographers, not just those in California.