The law for comic book creators : essential concepts and applications / Joe Sergi.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., 
viii, 258 pages ; 26 cm
Formatted Contents Note
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).
"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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
K183 .S47 2015
9780786473601 softcover alkaline paper 0786473606 softcover alkaline paper