The Legal Issues Of Digitally Resurrecting Dead Actors

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English actor Peter Cushing in 1972. A digital re-creation of Cushing, and his original "Star Wars" character Grand Moff Tarkin, is featured in the new film "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." (Evening Standard/Getty Images)

One of the most surprising special effects in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is that Peter Cushing, who died in 1994, appears as Grand Moff Tarkin, the character he played in the original “Star Wars” in 1977.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Los Angeles attorney Joe Rothberg (@JoeRothberg) about the legal issues raised by such digital re-creations.

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