June 23, 2006
WIRED magazine features law professor Keith Aoki’s comic book, Bound By Law
BATTLING THE COPYRIGHT MONSTER
How does a filmmaker document the world around her when the sights and sounds that make up that world are copyright protected?
Law professors Keith Aoki, James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins co-wrote and produced the comic book Bound By Law? Tales From the Public Domain. It explores the legal barriers documentary filmmakers in particular must hurdle, or simply avoid.
Aoki, a professor at the University of Oregon who studied art before going to law school, drew the panels. Likenesses of Boyle and Jenkins, both professors at Duke University Law School, act as guides for the story’s fictional heroine, a young filmmaker named Akiko.
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