Video Game Cases May Break New Right-Of-Publicity Ground

Video Game Cases May Break New Right-Of-Publicity Ground

As the recent California lawsuit Manuel Noriega v. Activision Blizzard Inc. shows, some unanticipated and even notorious public figures could try to capitalize on what they deem to be unlicensed uses of their personas, even to the point of seeking to collect damages for reputational injuries and “lost profits” all the way from a South American prison, says Scott Sholder of Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP.

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