Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

@JamesDean Under Fire


The estate of James Dean is battling for ownership of @JamesDean.

The Twitter account is currently a fan account that tweets out inspirational quotes and pictures.  The estate of the late actor wants to convert @JamesDean to an official account, like the estate-run Facebook page.  The estate has taken this battle to federal court, but so far, Twitter isn’t budging.

The estate of James Dean alleges Twitter has damaged the estate by allowing the fan account to persist, pointing to Twitter’s own policy that fan accounts not take the exact name of the subject.

See Russell Brandom, The James Dean Estate Is Taking Twitter to Federal Court Over @JamesDean, The Verge, Feb. 8, 2014.


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