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Law / Sports Image / Right of Publicity #184804

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 20, 1999
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(New York: Jon Frankel) The legal controversy over the rights to the painting by sports artist Rick Rush of golfer Tiger Woods examined; details given of the legal issues of trademark and "right of publicity." [RUSH - defends his art.] [Intellectual property attorney Mark LEE - cites the law.] The recent court victory by actor Dustin Hoffman over "Los Angeles" magazine noted. [HOFFMAN - says he was being ripped off.] [Saint John's University School of Law professor Joseph BEARD - says the legal gray area will be sorted out.] [RUSH - defends freedom of speech.]

Frankel, Jon;
Vargas, Elizabeth

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