Mike Lovitz: Comic Book Attorney
My lovely legal eagle Mike Lovitz is profiled in The Daily Journal about his work specializing in the comics industry end of art and entertainment law.
Alas, the article is subscriber-only, but here’s a quote from me.
…back in the day, Doran added, attorneys she encountered didn’t take comic books seriously…
“They couldn’t get it through their thick heads that we are passionate about what we do.”
Lovitz, on the other hand, was way ahead of the curve, Doran said, and had a thorough understanding of her world.
“I don’t have to explain to him what I do for a living, and I don’t have some sour-faced dude looking at me with dubious intent. He has dealt with situations where the average attorney wouldn’t have any understanding.”
And Mike says:
Copyright and trademark laws are lagging behind technology, unfortunately,” he said.
…”But even it’s only a few days, with social networking, that might be too late, because it’s already gone, it’s out there, and the damage has been done in a matter of hours. It’s almost impossible to legally catch up with it, and finding the origin is very difficult.”
A Lovitz credo: “Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean it’s legal.”
Mike Lovtiz will be conducting art and entertainment law seminars at San Diego Comic Con.