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The Ethics of Intellectual Property: An Ethical Approach to Copyright and Right of Publicity Law Ethics Core Encyclopedia - National Center for Professional & Research Ethics


Michael D. Murray


Valparaiso University Law School

July 12, 2012


Abstract:     
The ethical approach to copyright and right of publicity law should be a constant concern of designers and artists. Copyright is the intellectual property protection of original and creative works including designs, images, writings, and other creations. Right of publicity is a right to control the use of a person’s name, image, or likeness under legal theories that draw from intellectual property law, equity, privacy law, and property law.

This encyclopedia article discusses the ethical approach to the use of copyrighted works and names, images, and likenesses protected by the right of publicity.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: ethics, intellectual property, copyright ethics, right of publicity ethics, ethical use of copyrighted work, ethical use of names images and likenesses, artists, designers

JEL Classification: K10

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Date posted: March 1, 2012 ; Last revised: July 13, 2012

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Murray, Michael D., The Ethics of Intellectual Property: An Ethical Approach to Copyright and Right of Publicity Law Ethics Core Encyclopedia - National Center for Professional & Research Ethics (July 12, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2013463 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2013463

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Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493
United States
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