FROM TWELFTH NIGHT TO THE DARK KNIGHT: COPYRIGHT PROTECTION FOR LITERARY AND MOVIE CHARACTERS
For decades the courts have struggled to provide clear guidelines for determining protection for literary and movie characters: Is Mickey Mouse copyrightable? What about Rocky Balboa? Godzilla? Recent Ninth Circuit rulings extending protection to movie cars have drawn scholarly criticism and a pending request for review by the United States Supreme Court. Attorney Robert Helfing will explain the shaky standards presented in the fitfully evolving caselaw.
Validated Parking is available in the parking lot.
These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.
Additional support provided by the California Arts Council