Prop1 Class 5 – Property in Yourself

September 3rd, 2013

Today we will discuss how you can own property in yourself.

The lecture notes are here, and the live chat is here. Here is a recent article about the rights of publicity of college football players.

First, we’ll do the case of Vanna White v. Samsung Electronic America.

vanna v. samsung

The dissental was authored by Judge Kozinski, a colorable character on the 9th Circuit.


Here is the image of robot Vanna White. Alas neither of these predictions of the year 2012 came true (well played, Mayans).



To learn more about property rights in cell lines, I highly commend you read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. This article in Salon discusses it.