NH Gov. Nixes Bill Seeking To Protect Salinger Legacy

Law360, New York (June 13, 2012, 1:41 PM EDT) -- New Hampshire's governor on Tuesday vetoed a right-of-publicity bill backed by the family of the late author J.D. Salinger that would have allowed state residents and their heirs to protect their identities for up to 70 years after death.

Gov. John Lynch nixed Senate Bill 175, titled "Regulating the Commercial Use of a Person's Identity," which would have supplemented New Hampshire's common law right-of-publicity protections by allowing heirs to control the commercial exploitation of residents up to 70 years after their death.

In vetoing the proposed...
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