Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Reanimating James Dean

Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Professor Johanna Gibson appeared on BBC World Service to discuss the IP rights of World Wide XR, reanimating James Dean to use in productions.

25 November 2019

A still of the actor James Dean in the film East of Eden.Professor Gibson said: “It’s quite complex. As I understand they have consent from the family with respect to any residual images rights and so forth. But a lot of the intellectual property might actually not be owned by the family.”  

Watch the interview here [from 46:00].