UCLA Law Review
copyright, trademark law, sequels, derivative products
Intellectual Property Law | Law
From sequels and spin-offs to physical merchandise, copyright and trademark law together give a creative work's owner exclusive control over a range of derivative products. This article argues that, under the right conditions, that control can tilt artistic investment away from standalone works and toward the ones that are most likely to generate future derivatives. It explores this phenomenon through a case study of the U.S. film industry.
Derivable Works, 67 UCLA Law Review. 122
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