EU Court Says Celebs Can File Publicity Suits At Home

Law360, New York (October 25, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT) -- A European Union court ruled Tuesday that plaintiffs accusing foreign website operators of infringing their publicity rights can bring suit in their home countries, upholding an actor's suit in France over a British newspaper's online article linking him to pop star Kylie Minogue.

In a groundbreaking decision, the European Court of Justice held that an individual has two venues to pursue claims against a website operator for the totality of damage stemming from alleged infringement of his personality rights: the operator's home country, and the country...
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