Literary Characters in Intellectual Property Law by Jani McCutcheon
Call Number: K1401 .M33 2023 (e-book)
Publication Date: 2023-03-14
This ground-breaking book critically interrogates how literary characters are regulated under copyright, moral rights, and trademark law. Using interesting examples, Literary Characters in Intellectual Property Lawoffers an in-depth exploration of both the law and the diverse and conflicting interests that are impacted by literary character appropriation, incorporating the perspectives of appropriators, authors, consumers and owners. The author challenges and corrects fundamental assumptions and misconceptions about intellectual property rights claims to literary characters, questioning some important foundations that underscore commercial, cultural, legal and social engagement with literary characters.