The right of publicity is a property right, rather than a tort, and so the right may be descendible to the person's heirs after their death.
His comment is a reference to a case where a guy was overcharged for data because Verizon reps couldn't figure out the difference between 0.002 cents and 0.002 dollars.
Verizon Can't Do Math
The instant replay rule has ruined college spitball. The professors aren't worried about making a good call anymore because of official reviews, and its making the classes longer and ruining spitball. Just get rid of it.
We might get to the point where we can write text messages by speaking, then the person on the other end could have them read aloud by a computer. That would be so awesome. Maybe some day we'll be able to transfer the actual sound of our voices.