Copyright Litigation Blog: Jimi Hendrix – Dead Celebrity Rights of Publicity Not Resurrected By Washington State Law

In Experience Hendrix, LLC v., (W.D.Wa. Feb. 8, 2011 (Zilly, J.), a federal judge in the Western District of Washington struck down as unconstitutional a Washington State law that attempted to grant dead celebrities, including Jimi Hendrix, a posthumous right of publicity.