All said, the law court cited New York Civil Rights Law, section 51, which prohibits a person’s “name, portrait, picture or voice” to be used “for advertising purposes or for the purposes of trade” without written consent.
However, the same court says the above law did not apply to Lindsay’s case, “because this video game does not fall under the statutory definitions of ‘advertising’ or ‘trade.’ ”
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Instead, “This video game’s unique story, characters, dialogue, and environment, combined with the player’s ability to choose how to proceed in the game, render it a work of fiction and satire.”
The court adds that images used in the game “are not of Lohan herself, but merely the avatar in the game that Lohan claims is a depiction of her.”
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