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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 11 Feb 2011

Washington State publicity law doesn't law doesn't extend to celebrities who die elsewhere

Because Jimi Hendrix died intestate in New York State, his rights of publicity died with him and the Washington Personality Rights Act, which purported to create a national right of publicity was unconstitutional, according to the federal district court for the Western District of Washington in a decision issued February 8.

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