Of personalities and personae: a French victory for film producers and authors

Adeney, Elizabeth 2005, Of personalities and personae: a French victory for film producers and authors, Australian intellectual property journal, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 109-122.

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Title Of personalities and personae: a French victory for film producers and authors
Author(s) Adeney, Elizabeth
Journal name Australian intellectual property journal
Volume number 16
Issue number 2
Start page 109
End page 122
Publisher Lawbook Co
Place of publication North Ryde, N.S.W.
Publication date 2005-05
ISSN 1038-1635
Summary The international medium of film poses many challenges for authors and copyright owners. So do the practices of the advertising industry. Each jurisdiction approaches these challenges differently. In a recent French decision three issues that are of interest in Australia were discussed – the copyright status of a literary or dramatic character, the use of such a persona in character merchandising, and the moral right of film directors to control the exploitation of the persona. This article examines the 2004 decision of the Paris Court of Appeal in the matter of the film “The Fifth Element”. It compares the protection offered to author and copyright owner under French law with the protection offered by Australian legislation and common law.
Language eng
Field of Research 180115 Intellectual Property Law
Socio Economic Objective 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Lawbook Co.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003442

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Law
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