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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 11
02-23-2012, 07:46 AM
Originally Posted by Kobayashi Maru
The definition of likeness rights vary from state to state and from country to country. It's a legal battle best left alone, unless you have clear permission from whomever will fight against you (such as direct decedents or a personal estate) or the person has been deceased for a long time. For example, I think by law in California you retain personality right for 70 years after death, not sure about other states.
Ahh, I dont know how it all works as its completely different in the UK. I wasnt suggesting they do it without permission, they could seek permission from Majels family. I think it would be a really nice touch for the fans and something to honor such an important lady in our beloved franchise!