Trustee wants to raise money to pay Casey Anthony's debts by selling her life story - ABA Journal
Book or film rights can be an asset subject forfeiture in a bankruptcy proceeding. But can a court make a person's rights under Federal bankruptcy law contingent on her continuing compelled cooperation in a first amendment activity? Would such compelled cooperation constitute a coerced waiver of her First Amendment rights? There have already been a number of books and a biopic about her case which have not offended any copyright laws due to her status as a public newsworthy figure. My guess is that the "rights" to her "life story" would have limited, if any, value without her cooperation, and it is questionable - at best - whether a court can compel her cooperation in "telling her story." a distinctly First Amendment activity.