Copyright comic is now on sale – "Understanding Comics" for copyright

The best comic book on copyright I've ever read is now available for sale. Last month, I blogged about Bound by Law, a comic from the Duke Center for the Public Domain that brilliantly explains how copyright — which is supposed to promote creativity — can get in the way of creation. It tells the story of Akiko, a film-maker working on an indie documentary about New York, and covers the insurmountable hurdles put in her way by copyright and trademark, citing examples of real filmmakers whose jobs were made hard or impossible by rights-clearance hassles. The comic looks great, expertly mixing in the styles of previous "didactic" comics from The Crypt Keeper to Understanding Comics. I just got my copy and I'm loving it to bits.


Update: Here are free, CC-licensed downloads of the comic, too!