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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Law Professors Release Comic Book on Copyright

Duke Law School's Center for the Study of the Public Domain
has just released "BOUND BY LAW?" - a comic book on copyright
and creativity that uses the example of documentary film. The
comic, created by Keith Aoki, James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins,
lays out the basics of copyright in clear and easy to understand
examples. It deals with such issues as fair use, how to determine
if a work is in the public domain, and the effects of digital technology
on the meaning of intellectual property. You can read or download
the comic for free; hard copies are on sale at Amazon . Educational
orders for over 50 can be purchased directly from Duke at a
subsidized cost.

Thanks to Richard Danner, Director of the Duke University Law
Library, for posting this to the AALL ALL-SIS listserv.