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The Law for Comic Book Creators

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Essential Concepts and Applications

Since the creation of the comic book, there has been a lot of legal conflict and confusion where concepts such as public domain, unincorporated entities and moral rights are involved. As a result, comics creators are frequently concerned about whether they are protecting themselves. There are many questions and no single place to find the answers--that is, until now.

Entertaining as it instructs, this book seeks to provide those answers, examining the legal history of comics and presenting information in a way that is understandable to everyone. While not seeking to provide legal advice, or case history, this book presents the legal background in plain English, and looks at the stories behind the cases.

Every lawsuit has a story and every case has lessons to be learned. As these lessons are explored, the reader will learn the importance of contracts, the precautions necessary when working with public domain characters, and the effects of censorship.

About the Author

Joe Sergi is a senior litigation counsel in a U.S. government agency, and is a member of the adjunct faculty at George Mason University School of Law. He has written short stories, novels, comics, and articles in the horror, science fiction, super hero, and young adult genres.


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267
ISBN
9781476617336
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9780786473601
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File Last Updated:
February 16, 2015
This title was added to our catalog on March 31, 2015.
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McFarland
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