Thursday, April 02, 2015

Article: Robin Williams restricted use of his image for 25 years after his death

Robin Williams 2011a (2).jpgWith the ability of people's images to be used after their death in ways that they may not desire, Robin Williams' will may be the start of a trend to combat that.  According to the Guardian article:
What this means is that the actor won’t be digitally inserted into any films or adverts, such as what happened with the Audrey Hepburn Galaxy ad, until a pre-agreed date. It’s believed to be a new form of privacy contract based on the availability of new technologies, which Williams and his lawyers were clearly aware of and one which might affect future usage of deceased celebrities.
You can read the entire article here.

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