Famous people are often defamed, even if they are already dead, or their images are used after their death for commercial purposes. This paper will discuss how the German and Australian laws deal with this problem. In contrast to Germany, which has one unitary civil law, the Australian defamation legislation differs as between the various States and Territories. There are eight different defamation laws in Australia, which will be looked at.
"Protection of the Honour of Deceased Persons - A Comparison Between the German and the Australian Legal Situations,"
Bond Law Review:
1, Article 5.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/blr/vol13/iss1/5