Professor Volokh Comments in BuzzFeed on Video Depicting Likenesses of Celebrities in Bed Together

June 27, 2016 – Professor Eugene Volokh commented in BuzzFeed on the legal implications of singer Kanye West’s music video, in which he depicts himself naked in bed with the likenesses of various celebrities, including wife Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Bill Cosby, Donald Trump and others.   

Professor Volokh said that the type of imagery depicted in the video exposed West to liability.  “The bottom line is that if some of the depicted people sued Kanye West, they’d have a substantial chance of winning, though not an open-and-shut claim,” Professor Volokh said.

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