Copyright Law expert and former Professor of Law, Peter Jaszi, talks to Giuseppe Castellano about his career studying, writing about, practicing, and teaching copyright law “in historical and cultural contexts”.
They then chat about the life and unsolved mysteries of Peter’s step-grandfather—and Little Golden Books illustrator—Tibor Gergely (pronounced gare-GAY).
Lastly, Peter and Giuseppe discuss the legality of fan art (using Batman as an example); copyright vs. trademark; the real deal behind the “poor man’s copyright”; and why and how illustrators should legally protect their work.
Here are a few links Peter thought would be helpful:
The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) is a nonprofit organization run by and for fans to provide access to and preserve the history of fanworks and fan cultures.
This code of best practices provides visual-arts professionals with a set of principles addressing best practices in the fair use of copyrighted materials. —College Art Association of America
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