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Holy Blurring of Core Copyright Principles, Batmobile!

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.

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.

Law; comics; culture; copyright

EditorGiddens T
AuthorsBarker Kim
Publication date2015
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN 9781138787995
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