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Looking right: the art of visual literacy in British copyright litigation

Bellido, Jose (2014) Looking right: the art of visual literacy in British copyright litigation. Law, Culture and the Humanities 10 (1), pp. 66-87. ISSN 1743-8721.

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The essay explores the interactive role of experts in the construction of the intangible object in copyright law. It pays special attention to the interventions and eventual connections of a British design consultant and fashion designer, Victor Herbert, in different copyright cases such as the well-known Designers Guild Ltd v. Russell Williams (Textiles) Ltd [2001]. The article traces the background of his early court appearances as an expert witness and the range of visual techniques and experiments he developed to “materialize” the incorporeal in copyright law.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Copyright, visual literacy, expert evidence, intangible, design, fabrics, law and the senses
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Law
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 14:18
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 12:00

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