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Rick Kurnit

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC

Monday 22 October 2018

The right of publicity originates in the ‘right of privacy’ as first described in an 1890 law review article that advocated creation of a right to be left alone. This was a remarkable expansion of the recognised right to sue for trespass on one’s property to a right to sue for invasion of one’s person. The article advocated four related rights of privacy, three of which were extensions of known rights that were recognised in many cultures and actionable in private tort law:

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