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ruthenpress.info: The Law for Comic Book Creators: Essential Concepts and Applications (): Joe Sergi: Books. Code of Canada makes it illegal to sell comic books depicting crime how a Canadian law technically makes most comic books illegal in. This week CBLDF is thrilled to offer our supporters signed books from two masters of supernatural horror! Joe Hill's highly-anticipated "NOS4A2" premieres on.
Instead, the comics industry was primarily driven by pulp crime, horror, and romance stories — and their reach as an entertainment medium was considerable.
Around this time a backlash began against the perceived crime and violence depicted in comic books. This issue came to a head in Canada in November of , when two boys, playing the role of highway bandits, shot and killed a man in northern British Columbia seemingly at random. When it was found that the two were voracious readers of crime comics, a push began to legislate against the comic book industry. This effort was spearheaded by E. Jules Greco, an employee at the Silver Snail, one of the largest comic book retailers in Toronto, says the law is outdated.
Even in that case, the charges were eventually changed to distribution of sexually explicit materiel. Still, needless to say, she was a little surprised to find out her job involved selling contraband that could land her in jail. Saturday, May 7 is Free Comic Book day, where most major comic book publishers will be offering free samples of their work to entice readers to get into upcoming storylines or new characters.
Of course, there is the minor concern that this entire event is, in the eyes of Canadian law, a massive giveaway of contraband material. So should retailers to say nothing of comic book fans be concerned about the law cracking down on them?
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Showing of 31 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified download. Ever get into a midnight discussion at a convention of the constitutionality of the Superhero Registration Act that sparked Civil War? Ever find yourself debating the admissibility of telepathic information as court evidence?
If so, you're my kind of person. You're also the kind of person who will love this book. Serious issues such as common law, mens rea, precedent cases, and the exact meaning and ramifications of the fifth amendment are discussed in both clear detail, and lighthearted style.
I listened to the Audible version before picking up the Kindle book for reread and reference purposes and can heartily recommend both. I want a sequel.
The blog is good, but I want these guys to write another book. They're fantastic. It is just a shame there is not more.
It is updated sparingly now and there is overlap with the blog. This is a good writer who makes a dry subject fun. Hardcover Verified download. This book was great on almost every level. Not only did they open my eyes to concepts I never would have considered could affect the comic book world, but I learned a lot about how the American legal system and the Constitution of the United States actually works in the real world.
The only wish I had was that they would have gone into more detail on artificial intelligence and the law, but at least they recommended a book for further reading on the topic. Aside from that, this book could not have been better! One person found this helpful. I first ran into Daily and Davidson they even sound like a law firm when I was doing research for my own books.
Their website, Law and the Multiverse, acquainted me with the facts about state actors and why superheroes who worked closely with law-enforcement could easily mess up a case when it came to trial. After reading their posts on state actors, secret identities, and superhero insurance, I decided the traditional freelance vigilante model just wasn't going to work in my stories I was striving for realism, an interesting goal for a piece of superhero fiction.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Two groups of readers will read it cover-to-cover, highlight it, dog-ear it, pass it around, and have to get a second copy when their first wears out: If you belong to either of these two groups, get it.
Get it now, before you write another chapter or host another episode. If you're anybody else and just like to think about this kind of stuff--and I believe this defines a significant portion of comic-book fandom--get it anyway just so you can mock the writers when they get it wrong.
If they hear from enough of us, maybe they'll start to get it right.
Paperback Verified download. Fun read and, while basic, great legal content! A Lawyer! Solid treatment of a strange subject. Some of the essays I like from the blog are missing or condensed, but you can only pack so much in.