Right of Publicity

Right of Publicity Estate Tax

The estate tax on dead celebrity’s right of publicity can be huge if the celebrity.

Post-death control is an essential prerequisite for estate tax inclusion under the US Tax Code § 2033. Otherwise, section 2033 doesn’t apply to post-death right of publicity.

Mitchell M. Gans, Bridget J. Crawford & Jonathan G. Blattmaghr, The Estate Tax Fundamentals of Celebrity and Control, 118 Yale L.J. Pocket Part 50 (2008),

We will see to the Michael Jackson estate now that it has sold its ownership in Sony Music.

Right of Publicity

A celebrity’s Right of Publicity is different in each US state and Canada.