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Anti-War T-Shirt Prompts Law that Schwarzenegger Signs

Detail of the T-Shirt in Question
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A famous celebrity's name is protected for 70 years after death. That's because a "deceased personality," as state law calls them, has commercial value, thus the use of their voice, signature, photograph, or likeness in products and advertising is verboten unless permission by the family is given. Those laws don't apply to regular people, even if their death made them famous -- the law only applied to those who had notoriety before death, not because of or after death.That changed today. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed AB 585 into law. Prompted by the use of fallen soldiers names by anti-war groups on T-shirts, posters and buttons, Republican Assemblyemember Paul Cook pushed through legislation protecting everyone's names.