Posts Tagged Human rights and civil liberties

Arkansas legend Broyles inspires push for publicity law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The offers to license Frank Broyles’ name came in as soon as the Arkansas football legend retired last year, from Broyles books to Broyles tailgating grills and Broyles pre-cooked meat.

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Photographer sues Nike over Michael Jordan photo copyright

In this Sept. 29, 2009 file photo, a pedestrian runs past the famous Nike Air Jordan logo in front of the Niketown store in downtown Portland, Ore.  A photographer has accused Nike of violating the copyright of his 1984 image of a soaring Michael Jordan, which he alleges the company later misused to create the profitable “Jumpman Logo.”  The lawsuit, filed in federal court on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, seeks unspecified monetary damages based on profits attributable to the infringement on the copyright. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A photographer is accusing Nike of violating the copyright of his 1984 image of Michael Jordan soaring toward a basketball hoop by continuing to use the image to market shoes and clothes.

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Movie ‘Selma’ sparks interest in historic Alabama city

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, David Oyelowo portrays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a scene from "Selma," a film based on the slain civil rights leader. The 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights marches in Selma and the hit movie that tells the story are expected to bring thousands of visitors to this  Alabama city. Visitors can still walk across the bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965 and visit the churches where they organized the protests. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima)

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches in Selma and the movie that tells the story are expected to bring thousands of visitors to this historic Alabama city this year.

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