The answer to this question might seem obvious that public health—and especially protecting the public from the coronavirus pandemic—should always take precedent. But, a recent dispute before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois highlights a conflict that judges likely did not contemplate when entering General Orders to protect public health.
On September 30, 2019, the California governor changed the playing field of college sports. California passed the Fair Pay to Play Act, which permits college athletes to profit from the use of their name, image, or likeness. This essentially gives them the right to publicity. This post will explore the right to publicity and what this Act entails.