Welcome to Right, License and Privilege, an informational website published by attorney Rob Monath.  RLP is dedicated to fostering a better understanding of copyrights, trademarks and related intellectual property issues.

Recent Developments Concerning Copyright and Trademark Law

RLP publishes articles covering current issues affecting the acquisition, protection and use of proprietary content.


Rob Monath is an experienced copyright and trademark attorney with a particular focus on publishing, product development and online marketing. Rob assists a select group of clients with intellectual property and related business issues.


Hey, Wasn’t That You…? Images, Videos and the Need for Appearance Releases Online

Above: The scene of my reputational demise.  [Public Domain Image]   We are clearly at a crossroads regarding rights of publicity, copyright and online media.  Anyone who has seen the new movie, “The Circle,” might think that we have actually passed the point of no return, at least with respect to privacy and the ability …

Nothing to be “Glee-ful” About

Show Choir Litigation Devolves into Copyright Morass A Burbank show choir that purportedly served as the inspiration for the hit television series “Glee,” has been making headlines recently as the principal named defendants in a major music copyright infringement action. Tresona Multimedia versus Burbank High School Vocal Music Association et al. potentially has tremendous implications …


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