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Author Sergi, Joe, 1970- author.

Title The law for comic book creators : essential concepts and applications / Joe Sergi.

Publication Info. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    346.73048 SER    Available
Description viii, 258 pages ; 26 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Litigation in brief -- Intellectual property and state law in brief -- Copyright : an overview -- Don't tug on Superman's cape : DC Comics v. Bruns and Fawcett -- When Captain America throws his mighty shield : Marvel Comics v. Simon -- Atomic batteries to power and turbines to speed : DC Comics v. Mark Towle Replicas -- When titans tangle : Neil Gaiman v. Todd McFarlane -- Trademark : an overview -- What's in a name? : Stan Lee v. Stan Lee Media v. Marvel Comics -- A lack of curiosity killed the pussycats : Dan DeCarlo v. Archie Comics Publications -- Whose witch is what? : Archie Comics v. Dan DeCarlo -- Contracts in brief -- Riders in the storm : Gary Friedrich v. Marvel Comics -- The king deposed : Marvel Comics v. Jack Kirby -- The never ending battle begins : Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster v. DC Comics -- The never ending battle continues : Joanne Siegel v. DC Comics -- The never ending battle ends? : DC Comics v. Pacific Pictures Corporation -- Public domain in brief -- Business structure in brief -- Censorship and the comics code in brief -- Pulled from the underground : People of New York v. Kirkpatrick -- And there came a day : Illinois v. Correa (The Friendly Frank's Case).
Subject Law -- Anecdotes.
Graphic novels -- History and criticism.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism.
Law and literature.
ISBN 9780786473601 (softcover ; alk. paper)
0786473606 (softcover ; alk. paper)
9781476617336 (ebook)

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