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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Asked and Answered:  Do I need permission to base a fan film on a video game?

Asked and Answered: Do I need permission to base a fan film on a video game?

In this Asked and Answered video, I respond to Guy's inquiry about whether permission is required for a fan film based on a video game.




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Learn copyright law basics from a comic book!?

A copyright law comic book?

One of my clients just kindly pointed me to a link for a cool little project coming out of Duke University. It's a comic book style presentation of copyright law basics, and it's worth a look.

After all, reading up on copyright law from the dusty old books may be MY cup of tea, but it's probably not yours. This might just make the material a bit more accessible.


“Tales from the Public Domain: Bound by Law?”

The book is available for free as a digital download, but if you're inclined to purchase a hardcopy, do so at Amazon


Do you have questions about copyright, trademark, public domain, contracts or anything related to the law and business of the entertainment industries? Submit them here, and I'll answer in my next “Asked and Answered” video column.



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