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Date(s) - 12/09/2014
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Golden Gate University, Room 5310

Comic Art, Creativity and the LawA Look Inside Comic Art, Creativity and the Law, Presented by Professor Marc Greenberg

Two Options to Attend: In-Person and Live Webinar.  Click here to register.

In his recently published book, Comic Art, Creativity and the Law (Elgar Publishing 2014), Prof. Marc Greenberg examines how an array of legal doctrines and policies affect the creative process used to create works of comic art, which include comic books, graphic novels, comic strips and cartoons. He finds impact on the creative process in cases involving tax law, obscenity law, copyright and contract law. In this presentation, Prof. Greenberg will explore the impact copyright’s “work-for-hire” doctrine, and obscenity laws, have had on comic art ranging from underground comics to mainstream superhero works.

Presenter: Prof. Marc Greenberg

Marc Greenberg speakingAn experienced lawyer, law professor, author and public speaker, Marc H. Greenberg is Professor of Law at Golden Gate University of Law (GGU). In his practice, he represents clients in business transactions, primarily handling intellectual property (copyright, trademark, right of publicity and trade secrets), high technology, entertainment, real property and corporate law matters. He is a frequent lecturer and prolific writer on a variety of legal and business topics. 

Prof. Greenberg received an A.B. degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley; and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

From 1979 – 2000, Professor Greenberg practiced IP, entertainment and business law, in both transactional work as well as litigation, on a full-time basis in several firms in Northern California: he served as Of Counsel to Chickering and Gregory in San Francisco; and was the Managing partner of Nelsen and Greenberg, also in San Francisco.

Prof. Greenberg was the 2010-2011 Chair of the Art Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), and is a past co-chair of the Copyright Section of the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA). His extensive history in practice and in academia is detailed in his personal website found at www.marcgreenberglaw.com.

Location: To Be Announced

Price and Registration

Ticket Type Price (Before Ticketing Fees)
In-Person In-House Counsel Free
In-Person SFIPLA Member (Law Firm) $35
In-Person Non-Member $40
In-Person Student $15
Live Webinar $10

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Thanks to our sponsor, Cogent Legal, for providing our live webinar.

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