James Dean Family Sues Over Twitter

 

 

 

James Dean died long before the invention of the Internet and Twitter, but the former Hollywood heartthrob is caught up in a strange, tricky and very modern legal question: Should people be allowed to tweet in the name of dead celebrities?

The Twitter handle @JamesDean has more than 8,000 followers and has sent more than 2,200 tweets. The account is being managed by an unknown owner or owners, and that’s not sitting well with James Dean’s estate.

CMG Worldwide, the company that runs the actor’s estate, is suing Twitter, claiming @JamesDean isn’t trademarked.

 

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