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Entertainment Law / Likenesses Ownership #193039

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 03, 2000
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New York: Jeffrey Toobin) The legal issue before the Supreme Court of who owns the rights to an entertainer's likeness examined; details given of the case brought by actors John Ratzenberger and George Wendt against Paramount over the use of their "Cliff" and "Norm" likenesses from the television show "Cheers". [Wendt and Ratzenberger's attorney Dale KINSELLA - says the two own the rights to their faces and personas.] [Paramount's attorney Floyd ABRAMS - states Paramount's case for creativity.]

Brown, Aaron;
Toobin, Jeffrey

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