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The law for comic book creators : essential concepts and applications

Author: Joe Sergi
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the legal history of comics. It presents the legal background and looks at stories behind the cases. Every lawsuit has a story and every case has lessons to be learned. The reader will learn the importance of contracts, the precautions necessary when working with public domain characters, and the effects of censorship"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sergi, Joe, 1970-
Law for comic book creators
(DLC) 2014038674
(OCoLC)891718849
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Sergi
ISBN: 9781476617336 1476617333
OCLC Number: 903489229
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Litigation in Brief --
2. Intellectual Property and State Law in Brief --
3. Copyright: An Overview --
4. Don't Tug on Superman's Cape: DC Comics v. Bruns and Fawcett --
5. When Captain America Throws His Mighty Shield: Marvel Comics v. Simon --
6. Atomic Batteries to Power and Turbines to Speed: DC Comics v. Mark Towle Replicas --
7. When Titans Tangle: Neil Gaiman v. Todd McFarlane --
8. Trademark: An Overview --
9. What's in a Name? Stan Lee v. Stan Lee Media v. Marvel Comics --
10. Lack of Curiosity Killed the Pussycats: Dan DeCarlo v. Archie Comics Publications --
11. Whose Witch Is What? Archie Comics v. Dan DeCarlo --
12. Contracts in Brief --
13. Riders in the Storm: Gary Friedrich v. Marvel Comics --
14. King Deposed: Marvel Comics v. Jack Kirby --
15. Never Ending Battle Begins: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster v. DC Comics --
16. Never Ending Battle Continues: Joanne Siegel v. DC Comics --
17. Never Ending Battle Ends? DC Comics v. Pacific Pictures Corporation --
18. Public Domain in Brief --
19. Business Structure in Brief --
20. Censorship and the Comics Code in Brief --
21. Pulled from the Underground: People of New York v. Kirkpatrick --
22. And There Came a Day: Illinois v. Correa (The Friendly Frank's Case).
Responsibility: Joe Sergi.

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