New Entertainment Law Books

Below is a list of Entertainment Law books added to the library's collection in the past 6 months.

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Illicit trade in art and antiquities : international recovery and criminal and civil liability / Janet Ulph, Ian Smith ; consultant editor, Michael Tugendhat.

Location: lax
Call #: K5219 .U44 2012
Publisher: Hart, Pub.,


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Knockoff economy : how imitation sparks innovation / Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3080 .R38 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


Driven by a counterintuitive thesis that has been highlighted in both The New Yorker and The New York Times¸ The Knockoff Economy is an engrossing and highly entertaining tour through the economic sectors where piracy both rules and invigorates. Find out more (catalog link)

Art law : the guide for collectors, investors, dealers, & artists / Ralph E. Lerner, Judith Bresler.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.A7 L47 2012
Publisher: Practising Law Institute,


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Art of justice : the judge's perspective / Ruth Herz.

Location: lax
Call #: NC953.5.F8 H47 2012
Publisher: Hart,


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Fight over digital rights : the politics of copyright and technology / Bill D. Herman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3024.E44 H47 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


In the political fight over copyright, Internet advocacy has reshaped the playing field. This was shown most dramatically in the 2012 "SOPA blackout," when the largest online protest in history stopped two copyright bills in their tracks. For those not already familiar with the debate, this protest seemingly came out of nowhere yet was the culmination of an intellectual and political evolution more than a decade in the making. This book examines the debate over digital copyright, from the late 1980s through early 2012, and the new tools of political communication involved in the advocacy around the issue. Drawing on methods from legal studies, political science, and communications, it explores the rise of a coalition seeking more limited copyright, as well as how these early-adopting, technology-savvy policy advocates used online communication to shock the world. It compares key bills, congressional debates, and offline and online media coverage using quantitative and qualitative methods to create a rigorous study for researchers that is also accessible to a general audience. Find out more (catalog link)

Democracy of sound : music piracy and the remaking of American copyright in the twentieth century / Alex Sayf Cummings.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3035 .C86 2013
Publisher:


Democracy of Sound tells the story of the pirates, radicals, jazzbos, Deadheads, and DJs who challenged the record industry for control of recorded sound throughout the twentieth century. A political and cultural history, it shows how the primacy of "intellectual property" gradually eclipsed an American political tradition that was suspicious of monopolies and favored free competition. Find out more (catalog link)

Social media and the law : a guidebook for communication students and professionals / edited by Daxton R. "Chip" Stewart.

Location: lax
Call #: KF320.A9 S625 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and others have become vital tools for professionals in the news and strategic communication fields. But, to what extent do communications put themselves at risk for defamation and privacy lawsuits by using these tools, and what rights do communicators have when other users talk about them on social networks? This book explores these questions and more. Find out more (catalog link)

Search engine freedom : on the implications of the right to freedom of expression for the legal governance of web search engines / Joris van Hoboken.

Location: lax
Call #: KJC164.C65 H63 2012
Publisher:


An exploration of how search media can be incorporated into freedom of expression doctrine, as well as media and communications law and policy more generally. It develops a theory of the legal relations between national governments and search media providers, and between end-users and information providers. Find out more (catalog link)

Law and business of the entertainment industries / Donald E. Biederman ... [et al.].

Location: lax
Call #: KF4290 .L39 2007
Publisher: Praeger Publishers,


In response to the increasing convergence of technologies in the entertainment industries, this thoroughly updated and revised fifth edition makes the casebook more timeless. Providing contract templates covering book publishing, recording contracts, actor agreements, video game agreements, and internet agreements, among others, this new edition is more useful and illustrative of the business of entertainment for lawyers, students, and industry professionals than its competition. Introductions, notes, and cases are fully updated to take into account recent changes in the industry. This classic casebook is essential to students at law schools throughout the country and to industry professionals trying to keep up with this ever-changing field of law. Find out more (catalog link)

Film censorship in the Asia-Pacific Region : Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia compared / Saw Tiong Guan.

Location: lacom
Call #: KVC728.M67 S29 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


Film censorship has always been a controversial matter particularly in jurisdictions with restrictive state-based censorship systems. This book reviews the film censorship system in the Asia-Pacific, by comparing the systems used in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia. It identifies the key issues and concerns that arise from the design and implementation of the system by examining the censorship laws, policies, guidelines and processes. The book evaluates film practitioners and censors opinion of, and experience in, dealing with those issues, and goes on to develop reform proposals for the film censorship system. Find out more (catalog link)

Scene of the mass crime : history, film, and international tribunals / edited by Christian Delage and Peter Goodrich.

Location: lax
Call #: KZ1168.5 .S34 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


From Nuremberg to the contemporary trials in Cambodia, film, in particular, has been crucial both as evidence of atrocity and as the means of publicising the proceedings. But what does film bring to justice? Can law successfully address war crimes, atrocities, genocide? This book answers these questions and many more. Find out more (catalog link)

Baseball trust : a history of baseball's antitrust exemption / Stuart Banner.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3989 .B36 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


In The Baseball Trust, legal historian Stuart Banner illuminates the series of court rulings that resulted in one of the most curious features of our legal system-baseball's exemption from antitrust law. A serious baseball fan, Banner provides a thoroughly entertaining history of the game as seen through the prism of an extraordinary series of courtroom battles, ranging from 1890 to the present. The book looks at such pivotal cases as the 1922 Supreme Court case which held that federal antitrust laws did not apply to baseball; the 1972 Flood v. Kuhn decision that declared that baseball is exempt even from state antitrust laws; and several cases from the 1950s, one involving boxing and the other football, that made clear that the exemption is only for baseball, not for sports in general. Find out more (catalog link)

Little book of Elvis law / Cecil C. Kuhne III.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.P737 K84 2013
Publisher:


Elvis Presley was a true icon of 20th century American culture, and from the beginning he entered into license agreements to use his name and likeness in connection with the marketing and sale of countless consumer goods. This new addition to the ABA Little Book series delves into the legal side of Elvis. So get all shook up, and enjoy this fun and intriguing look into the trials and tribulations of The King. Find out more (catalog link)

Music law for the general practitioner / Thomas R. Leavens.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4291 .L43 2013
Publisher:


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Little book of music law / Amber Nicole Shavers.

Location: lax
Call #: KF4291 .S52 2013
Publisher:


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Unfair to genius : the strange and litigious career of Ira B. Arnstein / Gary A. Rosen.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.A76 R67 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


The long and tortured career of Ira B. Arnstein, the unrivaled "king of copyright infringement plaintiffs," opens a curious window into the evolution of copyright law in the United States. As Gary A. Rosen shows in this frequently funny and always entertaining history, the litigious Arnstein unwittingly transformed not just copyright, but American popular music itself. A youthful prodigy in the late nineteenth century, Arnstein performed at the famous 1893 "White City" exhibition in Chicago. By the 1920s, he was a moderately successful songwriter and performer in New York, but beginning in 1928, his career entered a steep descent, and he was reduced to near-penury. Embittered, he became convinced that other artists were making fortunes off of his material, and so began a quixotic two-decade campaign to sue each and every one of them. While Arnstein failed in every case, Rosen shows that the decisions rendered--often by the famous jurist Learned B. Hand--ultimately defined some of the basic parameters of modern copyright law. Find out more (catalog link)

Buried treasure : finders, keepers, and the law / by Cecil C. Kuhne III..

Location: lax
Call #: KF713.T7 K84 2013
Publisher:


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Comic book crime : truth, justice, and the American way / Nickie D. Phillips and Staci Strobl.

Location: lax
Call #: PN6725 .P48 2013
Publisher:


This title analyses how class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation are used to construct difference for both the heroes and the villains in ways that are both conservative and progressive. Find out more (catalog link)

Negotiating censorship in modern Japan / edited by Rachael Hutchinson.

Location: lax
Call #: Z658.J3 N46 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


The essays collected in this volume highlight the complexities of the censorship process by investigating the responsibilities and choices of all three groups, in a range of case studies from the Japanese arts. By exploring censorship in a number of different Japanese art forms - from popular music and kabuki performance through to fiction, poetry and film - across a range of historical periods, this book provides a clearer picture of the pervasiveness and strength of Japanese censorship across a range of media. Find out more (catalog link)

Unfair to genius : the strange and litigious career of Ira B. Arnstein / Gary A. Rosen.

Location: lax
Call #: KF228.A76 R67 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press,


The long and tortured career of Ira B. Arnstein, "the unrivaled king of copyright infringement plaintiffs," opens a curious window into the evolution of copyright law in the United States. As Gary A. Rosen shows in this frequently funny and always entertaining history, the litigious Arnstein was a trenchant observer and most improbable participant in the transformation of not just copyright, but of American popular music itself. A musical prodigy in the late nineteenth century, Arnstein performed as a boy soprano at the famous 1893 "White City" exhibition in Chicago. He grew up to be a composer of moderate accomplishment, but by the mid-1920s his fortunes had reversed in the face of changing tastes and times. Embittered and confused, he became convinced that he was the victim of a conspiracy to steal his music and set out on a three-decade-long campaign to prove it, suing most of the major players in the popular music industry of his day. Although Arnstein never won a case, Rosen shows that the decisions rendered ultimately defined some of the basic parameters of copyright law. Find out more (catalog link)

Negotiating censorship in modern Japan / edited by Rachael Hutchinson.

Location: lax
Call #: Z658.J3 N46 2013
Publisher: Routledge,


The essays collected in this volume highlight the complexities of the censorship process by investigating the responsibilities and choices of all three groups, in a range of case studies from the Japanese arts. By exploring censorship in a number of different Japanese art forms - from popular music and kabuki performance through to fiction, poetry and film - across a range of historical periods, this book provides a clearer picture of the pervasiveness and strength of Japanese censorship across a range of media. Find out more (catalog link)

Comic Book Crime : Truth, Justice, and the American Way / Nickie D. Phillips and Staci Strobl.

Location: lax
Call #: PN6725 .P48 2013
Publisher:


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Irresistible! : markets, models, and meta-value in consumer electronics / George Bailey and Hagen Wenzek [eds.].

Location: lax
Call #: HD9696.A2 I77 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference,


In this book, two world-renowned consultants preview the industry's future-from online gaming to telehealthcare, and beyond. Next, they present a powerful new blueprint, offering indispensable guidance on everything from technology platforms to user interface design, branding to channel strategies. You'll discover how to uncover new sources of value, design better models for doing business, and fuel growth by reaching new geographical markets. Find out more (catalog link)

Internet publishing perils and practices : a compass for content in the digital domain / John P. Borger, Steven D. Zansberg, editors.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF2750 .I59 2013
Publisher:


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Information privacy law sourcebook / Section of Antitrust Law, Criminal Justice Section, American Bar Association.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1263.C65 A3 2014
Publisher:


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Adventure and the law / Cecil B. Kuhne III.

Location: lax
Call #: KF1290.S66 K84 2014
Publisher:


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Entertainment careers for lawyers / William D. Henslee.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF299.E57 H46 2014
Publisher:


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File-sharers and copyright-infringers : threat or menace? / Whitney D. Gunter.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3024.E44 G86 2013
Publisher:


Whether you choose to call it file sharing, copyright infringement, or digital piracy, downloading non-licensed music, movies, software, and other forms of digital content is common worldwide. Despite the widespread nature of this phenomenon, much remains unknown about it. Is "digital piracy" truly having a negative impact on society? Does enforcement actually deter would-be downloaders? Gunter examines these issues, providing both an analysis of the historical aspects of copyright and of newly collected data on downloaders. His findings lead into a critique of the pros and cons of the current state of copyright law and enforcement. Find out more (catalog link)

Copyright remedies : a litigator's guide to damages / Eric M. Stahl & Henry J. Tashman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3080 .S73 2014
Publisher:


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Legal side of blogging for lawyers / Ruth Carter.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF320.I57 C37 2014
Publisher:


Written by a blogger for bloggers, The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers addresses the full scope of legal issues that accompany blogging, including intellectual property, criminal law, employment law, professional conduct, and much more. In this book, experienced attorney Ruth Carter explains your rights as a blogger, discusses real-life examples of what can go wrong, and offers advice about how to avoid the common legal pitfalls of blogging. Find out more (catalog link)

Regulating Internet gaming : challenges and opportunities / Anthony Cabot and Ngai Pindell, editors.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3992 .R44 2013
Publisher: UNLV Gaming Press,


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Piracy crusade : how the music industry's war on sharing destroys markets and erodes civil liberties / Aram Sinnreich.

Location: lax
Call #: K1450 .S57 2013
Publisher:


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Free and open source software : policy, law, and practice / edited by Noam Shemtov, Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Queen Mary, University of London; Ian Walden, Professor of information and Communications Law, Queen Mary, University

Location: lax
Call #: K1519.C6 F74 2013
Publisher:


Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has become an increasingly important part of everyday products (such as Android phones) and everyday systems (such as Linux). This book presents a comprehensive examination of the legal, commerical and policy aspects of FOSS from a European perspective. Find out more (catalog link)

How to play the game : what every sports attorney needs to know / Darren A. Heitner ; foreword by Leigh Steinberg.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF299.S66 H45 2014
Publisher:


How to Play the Game provides readers with an overview of sports law specifically tailored to practitioners who are looking to add sports law to their practice area and who need a practical, informative--though not encyclopedic--overview of the field to help them get started. It discusses the laws that govern the sports industry, from contract drafting and negotiation to antitrust issues, intellectual property matters, and labor law concerns. It also discusses the role of players' associations, the power of sports commissioners, sports betting regulations, and more. But what makes this book unique are the real-life case studies involving recognized professional and college sports figures as well as anecdotes from the author's own experiences as a sports attorney, agent, and media spokesperson for college and professional sports industries. In addition, an appendix contains examples of legal documents--including professional contracts--with which any sports attorney/agent needs to be familiar. Find out more (catalog link)

Baseball on trial : the origin of baseball's antitrust exemption / Nathaniel Grow.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3989 .G76 2014
Publisher:


The controversial 1922 Federal Baseball Supreme Court ruling held that the 'business of base ball' was not subject to the Sherman Antitrust Act because it did not constitute interstate commerce. In this book, legal scholar Nathaniel Grow defies conventional wisdom to explain why the unanimous Supreme Court opinion authored by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, which gave rise to Major League Baseball's exemption from antitrust law, was correct given the circumstances of the time. Find out more (catalog link)

Little book of horse racing law / Charles A. Palmer & Robert J. Palmer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3989 .P35 2014
Publisher:


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Sports and antitrust law.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3989 .S655 2014
Publisher:


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Internet privacy rights : rights to protect autonomy / Paul Bernal.

Location: lax
Call #: K3264.C65 B49 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Internet Privacy Rights analyses the current threats to our online autonomy and privacy and proposes a new model for the gathering, retention and use of personal data. Key to the model is the development of specific privacy rights: a right to roam the internet with privacy, a right to monitor the monitors, a right to delete personal data and a right to create, assert and protect an online identity. These rights could help in the formulation of more effective and appropriate legislation, and shape more privacy-friendly business models. The conclusion examines how the internet might look with these rights in place and whether such an internet could be sustainable from both a governmental and a business perspective. Find out more (catalog link)

Social networking : law, rights and policy / edited by Paul Lambert.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.C6 S643 2014
Publisher:


This book examines one of the greatest social and legal concerns of the modern age: social networking and the internet. The growing law and issues of, and created by, social networking and related websites involve real and diverse concerns. Find out more (catalog link)

Piracy in the Indian film industry : copyright and cultural consonance / Arul George Scaria.

Location: lacom
Call #: KNS1120 .S33 2014
Publisher:


This book takes a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach by engaging in participatory research with different intellectual communities to understand the divergent perspectives surrounding piracy in India. This novel study travels through an important, yet neglected dimension of law: the interface between the legality/illegality and the social reception of it. Find out more (catalog link)

Section white paper : a call for action for online piracy and counterfeiting legislation.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3024.E44 S43 2014
Publisher:


This White Paper seeks to address the limited category of foreign-originated websites engaged in large-scale piracy of U.S. copyrighted content (in this case, any work or sound recording created in the U.S., covered by federal or state law, capable of dissemination through electronic means) or counterfeiting of U.S. trademarks (in this case, intentional use of a spurious trademark that is identical to, or substantially indistinguishable from, an authentic trademark, in connection with products that are not authorized by the trademark owner or its agent). Find out more (catalog link)

Photography law handbook / Steven M. Richman.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2042.P45 R53 2014
Publisher:


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Open source software and intellectual property rights / Vikrant Narayan Vasudeva.

Location: lax
Call #: K1519.C6 V37 2014
Publisher:


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Comic art, creativity and the law / Marc H. Greenberg, professor of law, Golden Gate University School of Law, USA.

Location: lax
Call #: KF2750 .G74 2014
Publisher:


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Careers in sports law / Marc Edelman and Geoffrey Christopher Rapp.

Location: lapsc
Call #: KF299.S66 E34 2014
Publisher:


This book conducts a thorough, thoughtful investigation of what options may exist and what kinds of steps are needed to maximize one's chances of netting a coveted sports law job. Find out more (catalog link)

Free expression, globalism and the new strategic communication / Monroe E. Price, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

Location: lax
Call #: K3253 .P75 2014
Publisher:


Building on examples drawn from the Arab Spring, the shaping of the internet in China, Iran's perception of foreign broadcasting, and Russia's media interventions, this book exposes the anxieties of loss of control and the missed opportunities for greater freedom of expression that result from the vast changes in technologies and geopolitics. Find out more (catalog link)

Contemporary perspectives on the detection, investigation and prosecution of art crime : Australasian, European and North American perspectives / edited by Duncan Chappell, University of Sydney, Australia; Saskia Hufnagel, Queen Mary University of London,

Location: lax
Call #: K5219 .C66 2014
Publisher:


Art and antiquity crime has usually assumed a place of low interest and priority. That situation has now slowly begun to change on both the local and international level as criminals, encouraged in part by the record sums now being paid for art treasures, are now seeking to exploit the art market more systematically by means of theft, fraud and looting. In this collection academics and practitioners from Australasia, Europe and North America combine to examine the challenges presented to the criminal justice system by these developments. Find out more (catalog link)

Guide to oral history and the law / John A. Neuenschwander.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.O7 N48 2014
Publisher:


This text covers legal release agreements; protecting sealed interviews and anonymous interviews from courtroom disclosure; defamation; copyright; the Internet; Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), oral history as evidence; the duty to report a crime; and teaching considerations. Find out more (catalog link)

Social media in the courtroom : a new era for criminal justice? / Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister.

Location: lax
Call #: KF390.5.C6 H64 2014
Publisher:


Social media hasn't just changed society - it's changing the way in which criminal law is prosecuted, defended, and adjudicated. This book explains how. Find out more (catalog link)

Equine regulatory law / Robert L. Heleringer.

Location: lax
Call #: KF3989 .H45 2012
Publisher:


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Asian data privacy laws : trade and human rights perspectives / Graham Greenleaf.

Location: lax
Call #: K3476 .G74 2014
Publisher:


The first work to examine data privacy laws across Asia, covering all 26 countries and separate jurisdictions, and with in-depth analysis of the 14 which have specialised data privacy laws. Professor Greenleaf demonstrates the increasing world-wide significance of data privacy and the international context of the development of national data privacy laws as well as assessing the laws, their powers and their enforcement against international standards. Find out more (catalog link)

Harmonising copyright law and dealing with dissonance : a framework for convergence of US and EU law / Sheldon W. Halpern, Emeritus Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University, USA; Phillip Johnson, Professor of Commercial Law, Card

Location: lax
Call #: KF2994 .H34 2014
Publisher:


The highly-regarded authors of this important work explore the constitutional, institutional, and cultural barriers to harmonisation of the copyright laws of the United States and the European Union. They consider these matters in the real world transnational environment in which copyright law operates and suggest that the reality transcends the differences, offering a framework for meaningful harmonisation. Find out more (catalog link)

Beyond Silk Road : potential risks, threats, and promises of virtual currencies : hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, first session, November 18, 2013.

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG.113-516
Publisher:


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Current national parks bills : hearing before the Subcommittee on National Parks of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, second session, on S. 1189, S. 1389, S. 1520, S. 1641, S. 1718, S. 17

Location: lax
Call #: DOC. Y 4.EN 2:S.HRG.113-493
Publisher:


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Evolution and equilibrium of copyright in the digital age / edited by Susy Frankel and Daniel Gervais.

Location: lax
Call #: K1447.95 .E96 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press,


Copyright must evolve to support the opportunities and demands of the digital age, while balancing the interests of authors, owners, intermediaries and users of all types (including libraries, researchers and creators). This book contributes to the copyright debate and provides pathways for a structured policy discussion on copyright reform. Find out more (catalog link)

Law for comic book creators : essential concepts and applications / Joe Sergi.

Location: lax
Call #: K183 .S47 2015
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.,


Since the creation of the comic book, cases of legal conflict and confusion have often arisen 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. Find out more (catalog link)