Characters and locations in a digital age: indistinct ideas or elucidated Expressions?

Flaherty, Ruth (2022) Characters and locations in a digital age: indistinct ideas or elucidated Expressions? European Intellectual Property Review, 2. ISSN 0142-0461 (In Press)

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Abstract

During lockdown, unauthorised online interactions with cultural goods such as memes and fanfiction increased in importance as authorised interactions became unavailable. This article uses an analysis of recent case law to argue that some characters and locations reused in these works should attract copyright protection as expressions rather than ideas, bringing UK law into line with the US law.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: copyright, intellectual property law, characters, locations, IP
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KD England and Wales
K Law > KF United States Federal Law
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: Ruth Flaherty
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2021 09:14
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2022 10:30
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2056

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