Learn copyright law basics from a comic book!?

Gordon P. Firemark

A copyright law comic book? It's a comic book style presentation of copyright law basics, and it's worth a look. Learn copyright law basics from a comic book!? One of my clients just kindly pointed me to a link for a cool little project coming out of Duke University.

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Comic-Con: This Year's Convention Comes With a Judge's Gag Order

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Business Movies Television Business THR Online Comic-Con 2017With a trial looming, a judge expresses concern about what's being discussed on social media. read more. THR, Esq.

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Hollywood Docket: DC Comics Hopes Trademark Suit Will Be Kryptonite to Clothing Company

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Heat Vision The Business Movies Music Business THR Online DC Comics Jay Z NFL Warner Bros. The week's entertainment law news includes a win for Jay Z over his sound engineer and arbitration for the Hollywood lawyer accused of turning a client into his sex slave. read more. THR, Esq.

San Diego Comic-Con Sues Utah Convention Over Name

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San Diego Comic-Con''s lawsuit argues that a similarly named convention in Salt Lake City has caused it "irreparable harm." Comic-Con Heat Vision read more. Culture THR Online THR, Esq.

DC Comics Is Entitled to Copyright on Batmobile, Appeals Court Rules

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The 9th Circuit rules that the automotive character is sufficiently distinctive to be protected as a work of authorship. read more. THR, Esq. Heat Vision The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Decades-Long Legal Feud Over 'Spawn' Comic Book Finally Ends

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Eriq Gardner Creator Todd McFarlane reaches a deal with collaborator Neil Gaiman that might put to rest two decades worth of fighting over who-owns-what in the legendary comic book series.

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'John Carter' Author's Estate Sues Over 'Pornographic' Comic Book Knockoffs

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Eriq Gardner Two weeks weeks before Disney's 'John Carter' hits theaters, the estate of the original author looks to protect his work. But the case opens up questions about the public domain and the boundaries between copyright and trademark law. read more. THR, Esq.

'Cowboys & Aliens' Comic Book Author Sues Universal for Copyright Infringement

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Matthew Belloni Steven John Busti claims his story was ripped off to create the Jon Favreau-directed film. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Movies Home Movies Jon Favreau Cowboys & Aliens

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Judge Allows Copyright Lawsuit Against Marvel Over 'Iron Man 3' Poster

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The body armor, though, is too common in the comic book or superhero genre. read more. THR, Esq. Business Movies Business THR Online

DC Comics Sues Man Who Builds Custom 'Batmobiles'

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Eriq Gardner An unauthorized replica is likely to confuse public, says the Warner Bros. subsidiary read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

Reading Room: A History of Comic Book Lawsuits, More

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Eriq Gardner Some reading material for entertainment law junkies read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies

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Comic Strip, NYC's Famed Comedy Club, Is "Insolvent," Claims Co-Founder's Widow

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Tess Wachs accuses the other co-founder of mismanagement and/or fraud. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Judge Knocks Out 'Iron Man' Copyright Lawsuit

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The complaint alleged that the superhero's body armor was derived from another comic book. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Hollywood Docket: Superman Legal Fees; Telenovela Infringement; Lionsgate Lawsuit

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DC Comics National Geographic Channel Business A roundup of entertainment law news including the expensive battle over Superman rights, a battle over Spanish-language programming and a Fox settlement. read more. The Business Telemundo Lionsgate THR, Esq.

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Robert Kirkman Seeks to Stop a "Hijack" of 'The Walking Dead'

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The comic book creator discusses the licensing success of the zombie franchise and attempts to stop a "Walking Dead" restaurant from opening in New Jersey.

Copyright Law and Comics

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A clever new project from the Duke Law School''s Center for the Study of the Public Domain: Copyright law through comic books. Thanks to Gordon Firemark for the link

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Bam! Pow! Blocking Copyright Claims In Derivative Works Based On Comic Books

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Vincent James Scipior, University of Wisconsin Law School, is publishing Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends: Trapped in the Tangled Web of the Termination Provisions, in the Wisconsin Law Review (forthcoming). Here is the abstract. With great power there must also

'Walking Dead' War: Creator Robert Kirkman Sued By Collaborator (Exclusive)

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Matthew Belloni Michael Anthony ("Tony") Moore, a fellow comic book artist, filed suit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television

Hollywood Docket: Archie Comics War Heads to Mediation; Comcast Antitrust Trial; Supreme Court Tackles 'First Sale' Rules

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Eriq Gardner Here's our roundup of hot entertainment and media law news. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Home Business

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"Comic Con" Gag Orders Vacated By Appeals Court

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The organizers of the Salt Lake Comic Con couldn't discuss a trademark case on social media and were restricted from sharing court documents. The 9th Circuit rules this is unconstitutional. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Marvel's 'Ghost Rider' Legal Victory Overturned

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The Second Circuit remands for trial the issue of who holds rights to the popular comic book character. read more. The Business Marvel Studios THR, Esq. Business

In Comic-Con Dispute, Appeals Court Wants to Hear More About Judge's Gag Order

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The individuals behind Salt Lake Comic Con are challenging an "unprecedented" restriction on talking about the trademark case on social media and sharing court documents.

Copying the Comics

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Simmons, Columbia Law School, has published Catwoman or the Kingpin: Potential Reasons Comic Book Publishers Do Not Enforce Their Copyrights Against Comic Book Infringers, at 33 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 267 (2010). Joshua L. Here is the

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Comic-Con: Photo Gallery

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Here's a taste of Comic-Con. Photo gallery on the jump: Tags: ComicCon Comic-Con photo gallery And I haven't even visited the exhibition floor where all the action is. I'm still behind on posting all the material I'm collecting. Stay tuned.

Stan Lee To Be Deposed in Billion-Dollar Lawsuit Against Disney

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The comic book legend, reportedly experiencing health issues at 90 years of age, will address his working relationship with Marvel over the years. read more. The Business Stan Lee The Walt Disney Company THR, Esq. Marvel Entertainment Heat Vision Business

Does Warner Bros. Own the Batmobile? (Analysis)

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The studio''s DC Comics heads for an appeals-court showdown over knockoff cars. Holy copyright fight, Batman! read more. Movies Warner Bros. THR, Esq. THR Weekly Magazine Heat Vision Business

Law Prof's Work On Copyright Immortalized In His Own Comic Books

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The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the late Keith Aoki's life and work here. Mr. Aoki, a University of California, Davis, law professor, who taught intellectual property law, died April 26th

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Appeals Court Denies Jack Kirby Estate's Bid to Overturn Marvel Copyright Ruling

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The family of the man behind Thor, X-Men and other lucrative comics characters tried to terminate copyright transfers. read more. The Business Movies THR, Esq. Business

Comic-Con: Costume Parade Reveals Twilight Backlash

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The annual Comic-Con costume parade last weekend revealed a sizable Twilight backlash. Basically, many comics fans are using Twilight as an example of the studio exploitation of The Con for marketing purposes.

Jack Kirby Estate Vows to Appeal Loss in Marvel Copyright Lawsuit

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Matthew Belloni The family of the man behind Thor, X-Men and other lucrative comics characters is trying to terminate copyright transfers read more.

Jack Kirby Estate Files Appeal in Marvel Superhero Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Matthew Belloni The estate of comic book legend Jack Kirby has appealed a ruling tossing several key copyright claims against Marvel over Thor, Iron Man, Incredible Hulk and others.

Judge Declares Batmobile Is Subject to Copyright

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Eriq Gardner DC Comics sued a man who created replicas of the famous vehicle. The Batman rights-holder has proven to a judge that the Batmobile really is something special. Should Justin Bieber be worried? read more. THR, Esq.

Comic-Con: Visionaries Jackson, Cameron Talk Future

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Tags: 3D Avatar ComicCon James Cameron Peter Jackson 3D Avatar Comic-Con future James Cameron Peter Jackson visionaries

#SDCC: Directors Visit Comic-Con for First Time

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Comic-Con 2009 is front-loaded. The combo of Disney's 3-D animation panel and James Cameron's Avatar pushed the Comic-Con folks to install 3-D in the 65,000-square-foot Hall H. Brian Lowry vets Comic-Con on the TV side.

The Comic Book, Copyright Law, and Comic Book History

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Keith Aoki, University of California, Davis, School of Law, has published Pictures within Pictures, in volume 36 of the Ohio Northern University Law Review (2010). Here is the abstract. This is a meditation on the creative process, copyright law, and

Comic-Con: Cameron Wows with Avatar

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Tags: Avatar ComicCon James Cameron Sci-Fi Adventure #sdcc Avatar comic-con James Cameron

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Comic-Con: Twilight: New Moon Press Conference

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Tags: ComicCon Twilight COmic-Con Johnny Depp Kristen stewart New Moon Rob Pattinson Summit Taylor Lautner Twilight

ENTERTAINMENT LITIGATION: HOLY SMOKES!! DISTRICT COURT PERMITS PUBLISHER’S COPYRIGHT LAWSUIT OVER BATMOBILE

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DC COMICS DEFEATS MOTION TO DISMISS COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIMS OVER BATMOBILE REPLICA CAR KITS. DC Comics, publisher of the original Batman comic strip, filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer and seller of vehicle modification kits that allow a consumer to create his or her own “Batmobile.” ” The original Batmobile (pictured on the right) was an integral part of the 1960s television series based upon the DC comic books.

Risky Business: Comic-Con Comes of Age

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Post- Twilight , Comic-Con comes of age. Big announcements are flying pre-Comic-Con: after he completes Spider-Man 4 , Sam Raimi will take on the video game Warcraft , a fresh franchise-in-the-making for Warner Bros. will screen Quentin Tarantino's latest at Comic-Con on Saturday night at 8 PM at the 250-seat Reading Gaslamp Theater in downtown San Diego. And yet, it can be risky to chase after that fan buzz. Memorable duds in Hall H include The Spirit and Zathura.

Hollywood Superlawyer Skip Brittenham Pens Graphic Novel; Joe Roth to Produce Film Adaptation

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Borys Kit The powerful attorney's "Anomaly," with illustrations by comic artist Brian Haberlin, publishes in October. read more. Heat Vision THR, Esq. Movies Movies Skip Brittenham