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Bound by Law? : Tales from the Public Domain

ISBN: 9780822344186 | 0822344181
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
Pub. Date: 7/1/2008

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A documentary is being filmed. A cell phone rings, playing theRockytheme song. The filmmaker is told she must pay $10,000 to clear the rights to the song. Can this be true?Eyes on the Prize, the great civil rights documentary, was pulled from circulation because the filmmakersrs" rights to music and footage had expired. Whatrs"s going on here? Itrs"s the collision of documentary filmmaking and intellectual property law, and itrs"s the inspiration for this comic book. Follow its heroine Akiko as she films her documentary and navigates the twists and turns of intellectual property. Why do we have copyrights? Whatrs"s "fair use"?Bound by Law?reaches beyond documentary film to provide a commentary on the most pressing issues facing law, art, property, and an increasingly digital world of remixed culture.Readers can download a pdf of the book here.

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