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Comic Art, Creativity and the Law

ISBN13: 9781781954928
Published: June 2014
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £70.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781784719234

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The creation of works of comic art, including graphic novels, comic books, cartoons and comic strips, and political cartoons, is affected, and at times limited, by a diverse array of laws, ranging from copyright law to free speech laws.

This book examines how this intersection affects the creative process, and proposes approaches that encourage, rather than limit, that process in the comic art genre. Attention to the role comic art occupies in popular culture, and how the law responds to that role, is also analyzed.

Intellectual Property Law, Art and Cultural Heritage Law
I. Introduction
Creativity and the Law
1. The Neuroscience of Creativity
2. How the Law Views the Creative Process
III. Comic Art - History, Structure and Mode
3. A Brief History of Comic Art
4. The Structure and Common Modes for Comic Art
IV. The Impact of Law on the Creation and Structure of Comic Art
5. Uneasy Bedfellows: Comic Art Creators and Publishers - How Comic Art Publishing Contracts Shape the Creation of Comic Art
6. Copyright Law's Impact on the Creative Process in Comic Art
7. A Short Comment on Derivative Works and Fan Art and Fiction
V. Constraining Creativity: The Effect of Tax Law and Obscenity Law on the Creative Process
8. The Power to Tax and the First Amendment: Mavrides v. Board of Equalization
9. Censoring Creativity, The Comics Code Authority, and the Birth of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
10. Obscenity Law and the First Amendment: CBLDF to the Defense
11. The Bigger Picture: Obscenity, the First Amendment, and the Moral Education of the Young
VI. Comic Art and Law in the International and Digital Markets
12. Comic Art and the Law in the International Marketplace
13. Comic Art, Law and the Digital Revolution
14. Concluding Remarks Index