I’m delighted to report that James Daily and Ryan Davidson, bloggers at Law and the Multiverse and authors of the new book The Law of Superheroes, will be guest-blogging here this week. Both authors are recently minted lawyers, and James Daily is a research associate with the Stanford University Hoover Institution’s Project on Commercializing Innovation, an interest reflected in his new article, James Daily & F. Scott Kieff, Anything Under The Sun Made By Humans: Patent Law Doctrines As Endogenous Institutions For Commercializing Innovation, 62 Emory L.J. (forthcoming 2013). But this book, I wager, very rarely uses the term “endogenous”; here is part of the summary from the publisher:
The Law of Superheroes asks and answers crucial speculative questions about everything from constitutional law and criminal procedure to taxation, intellectual property, and torts, including:
Could Superman sue if someone exposed his true identity as Clark Kent? Are members of the Legion of Doom vulnerable to prosecution under RICO? Do the heirs of a superhero who comes back from the dead get to keep their inherited property after their loved one is resurrected? Does it constitute “cruel and unusual punishment” to sentence an immortal like Apocalypse to life in prison without the possibility of parole? Engaging, accessible, and teaching readers about the law through fun hypotheticals, The Law of Superheroes is a must-have for legal experts, comic nerds, and anyone who will ever be called upon to practice law in the comic multiverse.
I much look forward to Messrs. Daily & Davidson’s posts.