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Title: Holy Blurring of Core Copyright Principles, Batmobile!
Authors: Barker, Kim
Contact Email: kimberley.barker@stir.ac.uk
Editors: Giddens, T
Citation: Barker K (2015) Holy Blurring of Core Copyright Principles, Batmobile!. In: Giddens T (ed.). Graphic Justice: Intersections of Law and Comics, London: Routledge, pp. 19-35.
Keywords: Law
comics
culture
copyright
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: This work discusses these issues in light of a recent decision protecting the Batmobile as a character in its own right, before evaluating the extent to which ‘character’ receives copyright protection. Indeed, this chapter argues that granting copyright protection to the Batmobile as a character is absurd—an absurdity that can be seen in the fact that using ‘Batmobile’ as one would any other character’s name does not sit happily in a sentence: see the title of this chapter for an example.
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URL: https://www.routledge.com/Graphic-Justice-Intersections-of-Comics-and-Law/Giddens/p/book/9781138787995

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