[EAS] Copyright Comics

Peter J. Kindlmann pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Fri Mar 9 15:53:24 EST 2007

A fascinating missive from the brave new world of media, on a subject 
very important to academia and other (nominally) non-profit 
enterprises. --PJK


Duke University Law School's Center for the Study of the Public Domain
has published a comic book to teach users copyright law basics,
including the distinctions between fair use and copyright infringement.
The book's format and content are especially relevant to college
students who are using and creating multimedia works. TALES FROM THE
PUBLIC DOMAIN: BOUND BY LAW? can be downloaded for free or purchased in
hardcopy; an educational discount is available for bulk purchases. For
more information go to http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/comics/.

Founded in 2002, the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke
Law School is the first university center in the world devoted to this
side of intellectual property. Its mission is to "promote research and
scholarship on the contributions of the public domain to speech,
culture, science and innovation, to promote debate about the balance
needed in our intellectual property system and to translate academic
research into public policy solutions." For more information, see

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