Comical Copyright

“[Next] month, … the tireless trio of Keith Aoki, James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins [will] unleash what they believe is the first-ever comic book to explicate a vexing area of law for filmmakers.

“‘Bound by Law?’ is drawn by Aoki and co-written with Duke Law School professors Boyle and Jenkins. Jenkins is the director of Duke Law’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain, and Boyle is a faculty co-director.

“The 66-page book is aimed at helping documentary filmmakers navigate the treacherous waters of copyright law, especially its fair-use doctrine, under which excerpts of copyrighted works may be used without permission in limited circumstances.”

Paul Bonner. Comic Book About Copyright? The Herald-Sun. Jan. 30, 2006.

Update (March 21, 2006): Free digital versions of Bound By Law? are available from the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke Law School.

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02/03/2006 at 08:45

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