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Actress Sues Corbis to Shut Down Online Marketing of Celebrity Images

January 11, 2011

By David Walker

© Scott Kirkland / Retna Ltd. / Corbis

This image of actress Shirley Jones, shot February 16, 2010, is one of several cited as evidence in Jones' claim that Corbis is violating her rights of publicity.

Shirley Jones, the actress who played the mom on the 70s TV show The Partridge Family, has filed a lawsuit against Corbis that, if successful, could make it much harder for photo agencies and photographers to market celebrity images online. Jones has charged the agency with violating her publicity rights under California law. The law prohibits the use of anyone’s...

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