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Holy Blurring of Core Copyright Principles, Batmobile!

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.

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.

Keywords
Law; comics; culture; copyright

StatusPublished
EditorGiddens T
AuthorsBarker Kim
Publication date2015
URLhttps://www.routledge.com/…ok/9781138787995
PublisherRoutledge
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN 9781138787995
LanguageEnglish
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