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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

29 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2012 Last revised: 13 Jul 2012

Michael D. Murray

University of Massachusetts School of Law

Date Written: 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.

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2013463 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2013463

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