California  |  Entertainment Law

Legal Question

Asked on: 5/04/13, 10:16 am

Why is it that media outlets, local and national, get to make a profit on my likeness and picture, including but not limited to advertising and marketing of their product (as in the 5pm news for 1 example) without my consent but a television "show" has to get my legal consent? This seems to be a contradictory law that makes no sense considering that someone is going to make a profit off my likeness and I will receive nothing in compensation. Catch 22?

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