Human flesh is miraculous; it is the body’s largest organ weighing in at eight pounds, and measuring a total of twenty-two square feet. The skin not only functions as a protectant from life’s daily elements through its regenerative qualities, but also serves as a means for individuals to demonstrate self-expression; whether that is through body modifications, plastic surgery, tattoos, unique body piercings, skin stretching, or skin alterations for cultural traditions.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on September 29, 2013. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Millstein, Arrielle, "Is Your Birthday Suit an Intangible Medium of Expression or Are You Bound to the Shackles of Copyright Law?" (2013). AELJ Blog. 23.