In this comment, we argue that whatever courts and legislatures decide to do about the other issues raised by digital animation, they should preserve the ability to use digital technology to restore and remaster existing works. In this case, at least, the benefits of digital reanimation thoroughly swamp any possible costs (and frankly, we have a hard time finding any meaningful costs). Courts and legislators should ensure that publicity rights are never allowed to trump society’s interest in having access to already created works of culture.
Cardozo Law Review de·novo
Buccafusco, Christopher; Grubow, Jared Vasconcellos; and Postman, Ian J., "Preserving Film Preservation From The Right of Publicity" (2018). Cardozo Law Review de•novo. 56.