Bam, Pow, Crash! Professor Goodenough Examines Comic Books Dispute
November 16, 2011
Vermont Law School Professor Oliver Goodenough -- a legal superhero in his own right -- and Stephen Bissette of the the Center for Cartoon Studies recently discussed the legal and ethical aspects of the copyright dispute between Marvel Comics and comic book legend Jack Kirby, who created such iconic characters as the X-Men, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four and others.
Listen to the discussion posted on The Comics Journal.
Read coverage in The Hollywood Reporter.
Goodenough's research and writing at the intersection of law, economics, finance, media, technology, neuroscience and behavioral biology make him an authority in several emerging areas of law. He is a Professor of Law and the Director of Scholarship at VLS and a Faculty Fellow at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he is co-director of the Law Lab project.
Bissette is a founding faculty member at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vt., and has been a champion for creator rights for decades.