Concise definitions of legal terms used on the Digital Media Law Project site. (The glossary is currently a work-in-progress. Please use our contact form to suggest additional terms for this glossary.)

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A term that describes an appellate court's action of sending a case back to a lower course for further action, like reconsideration or revision of previous ruling or a re-trial.

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A legal doctrine that precludes parties from litigating claims and facts that a court has ruled on previously. Res judicata typically does not apply to an individual who was not a party to the original case, unless that individual has a preexisting legal relationship with an original party.

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The "right of publicity" is the right of a person to control and make money from the commercial use of his or her identity

See also: Commercial misappropriation Synonyms: For more information see the Using the Name or Likeness of Another section of the legal guide.
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The First Amendment prohibits Congress from abridging "the right of the people ... to petition the Government for redress of grievances."

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