9th Circ. Boosts Post-Mortem Publicity Rights In Wash.

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT) -- Seattle is the birthplace and resting place of legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix. It is also home to a Jimi Hendrix museum, park and statue. Needless to say, Jimi Hendrix’s legacy remains alive and well in the state of Washington. Indeed, Washington’s Personality Rights Act (WPRA) was amended in 2008 in response to a district court decision involving Jimi Hendrix. [1]

That case found that Hendrix did not have a post-mortem right of publicity because New York — where Hendrix was domiciled at the time of his...
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