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Rosa Parks Sues OutKast Over Song Title

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  • May 02, 2011
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In December 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by the hip-hop duo OutKast and their record label affiliates. By denying OutKast’s petition for review, the justices let stand an appellate court ruling that reinstated portions...

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Controlling the Commercial Use of a Celebrity’s Identity

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  • April 26, 2011
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Generally, copyright and trademark laws protect the exclusive rights of an original author in the commercial value of their work. Ancillary to the intellectual property rights of original authors, however, is a celebrity’s right to control the commercial use...

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