For Prince’s name, perpetual posthumous protection?

In the aftermath of Prince’s death, lawyers representing the entertainer’s estate administrator have been pushing a posthumous right of publicity law in Minnesota. The proposed PRINCE Act (“Personal Rights In Names Can Endure”) would forbid the use of an individual’s name “in any medium in any manner” without consent, which critics say makes it a rare instance of a law that actually violates itself. [David Post/Volokh, Jacob Gershman/WSJ Law Blog]


  • I suppose Prince Charles had better leave Minnesota off the itinerary of any state visits.

  • News out of Mn this morning indicates this has been dropped for this session at least.

  • These horribly strained acronyms for laws have got to stop.