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Right of Publicity in New York (CLE)

August 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Location: Online

Learn about the right of publicity in NY and the new post-mortem right of publicity law!

New York has joined over 20 states that allow an individual’s rights to the commercial use of their name or likeness to survive after their death. This class offers an overview of New York’s new post-mortem right of publicity law, effective May 2021. This law, and the right of publicity overall, impacts a wide variety of artistic disciplines including photography, film and media, literature, visual arts, and more. In addition to understanding the new law, artists and attorneys will come away with a better understanding of what is a commercial use and when does the First Amendment permit the unauthorized use of a person’s name or likeness.

Continuing Legal Education: This program offers 1.5 Professional Practice CLE Credit (Approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys).


TIMOTHY M. CARTER, ESQ., Associate at Venable LLP

SARAH AL HOWES, ESQ., Attorney & Public Policy Professional


For members, please email registrations@vlany.org to receive your special discount code, which will allow you to access and purchase your discounted ticket.

  • $25 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
  • $25 Artists Over Sixty
  • $35 Arts Professional VLA Member
  • $55 Arts Professional Non-Member
  • $150 Legal Professional VLA Member
  • $200 Legal Professional Non-Member
  • $120 Young Associate Members (YAM’s)

Please note that if you wish to receive CLE credit, you must purchase an attorney ticket (Legal Professional Non-Member or Legal Professional Member).

For attorneys, there are various scholarships available. To view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines and for more information on how to apply, click here.


August 3, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


NY United States


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