The right of publicity prohibits the unauthorized, commercial use of an individual’s name, likeness, or other recognizable aspects of his or her persona. The right of publicity protects people’s personas from being misused in product listings and other forms of advertisements.
In some locations, these rights expire upon the death of the individual. However, in others these may continue for some time post-mortem. The laws regarding these rights are specific to the locations in which the person lived, died, and/or had other connections.
Note that listings depicting famous models or celebrities, or even people who may not be well known, are not allowed without their specific permission.
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