Law and magic a collection of essays

Carolina Academic Press

Most of the chapters in this book are accessible enough to be read by individuals without a background in law, while still providing enough depth and intrigue to those who have made a study of American law. Carolina University Press, Topics include alchemy in fifteenth-century England, a discussion of how a courtroom is like a magic show, stage hypnotism and the law, Scottish witchcraft trials in the eighteenth century, the question of whether stage magicians can look to intellectual property to protect their rights, tarot card readings and the First Amendment, and an analysis of whether a magician can be qualified as an expert witness under the Federal Rules of Evidence.

In the second section, authors explore Property Law in relation to magic tricks, productions, and performances.

In the second section, authors explore Property Law in relation to magic tricks, productions, and performances. This is an important collection of essays that provides a definitive scholarly source on research into the various interconnections between law and magic. In the face of infringement claims, the author abandoned the text, though never recanted that the spirit of Twain had written it.

The authors bring both a U. Written with wit and humour, the essays are a fascinating read for legal and non-legal scholars alike. This book should be read by scholars and researchers who have interests in the various historical and contemporary legal aspects of magic, the labour of musicians, and the magic industry in general.

In addition to Corcos, twenty-four other authors contributed to this collection. This text is greatly recommended. In one interesting chapter, which overlaps section one and two, Christine Corcos explores copyright infringements in cases of actual ghost writing where spirits have communicated with people, who have in turn written down the content that has been spiritually communicated.

In addition to Corcos, twenty-four other authors contributed to this collection. When contemporary laws and by-laws have been enforced to restrict Tarot reading, Cromer reveals how they have been struck down for violating the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Law and magic : a collection of essays

Subsequent sections of the book cover several other topics such as: Topics include alchemy in fifteenth-century England, a discussion of how a courtroom is like a magic show, stage hypnotism and the law, Scottish witchcraft trials in the eighteenth century, the question of whether stage magicians can look to intellectual property to protect their rights, tarot card readings and the First Amendment, and an analysis of whether a magician can be qualified as an expert witness under the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Corcos has developed an Internet blog on the subject of law and magic, and has published numerous articles on media law, European legal history, as well as intersections between law and popular culture.

This is an important collection of essays that provides a definitive scholarly source on research into the various interconnections between law and magic.

Carolina University Press The nearly two dozen studies in this collection explore the very rich ways in which the rule of law and the practice of magic enrich and inform each other. In one chapter, Julie Cromer, professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, details the historical and current laws in the United States pertaining to tarot card reading.

When contemporary laws and by-laws have been enforced to restrict Tarot reading, Cromer reveals how they have been struck down for violating the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Written with wit and humour, the essays are a fascinating read for legal and non-legal scholars alike.

While outlawed in the sixteen and seventeenth centuries due to its assumed connection to witchcraft, then due to eighteenth and nineteenth century laws forbidding fortune-telling, the modern era of Tarot law is characterized as having less severe legal control. A strength of this collection is the sheer volume of chapters written by well-qualified authors across the United States, England, and Germany.

While outlawed in the sixteen and seventeenth centuries due to its assumed connection to witchcraft, then due to eighteenth and nineteenth century laws forbidding fortune-telling, the modern era of Tarot law is characterized as having less severe legal control.

Most of the chapters in this book are accessible enough to be read by individuals without a background in law, while still providing enough depth and intrigue to those who have made a study of American law.

The chapters on modern law and magic serve as a handbook for magicians and entertainers as well as providing a unique way for students of law to study the concepts of the stage of magic entertainment.

A strength of this collection is the sheer volume of chapters written by well-qualified authors across the United States, England, and Germany. This book should be read by scholars and researchers who have interests in the various historical and contemporary legal aspects of magic, the labour of musicians, and the magic industry in general.

In the opening section of the book, contributing authors explore the intersections of law and magic in the areas of free speech and religion. At times this breadth does, however, appear as a limitation, as it comes across as a catch-all of law and magic scholarship without a definitive focus or aim.

In one interesting chapter, which overlaps section one and two, Christine Corcos explores copyright infringements in cases of actual ghost writing where spirits have communicated with people, who have in turn written down the content that has been spiritually communicated.

From the rights of fortune tellers to the wrongs of pulling rabiits out of hats, from the use of magic in courtrooms to the use of intellectual property laws to protect magic secrets, from the illusion of burning your assistant alive to the reality of burning magicians as witches, these essays run the gamut.

Search Magic and the Law Magic and the Law: In one chapter, Julie Cromer, professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, details the historical and current laws in the United States pertaining to tarot card reading. Corcos has developed an Internet blog on the subject of law and magic, and has published numerous articles on media law, European legal history, as well as intersections between law and popular culture.

Some discussion of the importance of this area of study and its relation to other forms of legal inquiry could have also been beneficial to expand the relevance of the work beyond a specific niche area. At times this breadth does, however, appear as a limitation, as it comes across as a catch-all of law and magic scholarship without a definitive focus or aim.

In the opening section of the book, contributing authors explore the intersections of law and magic in the areas of free speech and religion. Written with wit and humour, the essays are a fascinating read for legal and non-legal scholars alike.

A collection of Essays edited by Christine A. Eminently readable, thought-provoking, and highly informative, these essays should appeal to magicians, lawyers, or any other practitioner of the art of deception.Law and Magic A Collection of Essays Editedby Christine A.

Corcos Louisiana State University Law Center Carolina Academic Press Durham,NorthCarolina. On death and magic: law, necromancy, and the great beyond / Eric J.

Gouvin Type of possession is nine-tenths of the law: criminal responsibility for acts performed under the influence of hypnosis or bewitchment / Susan D.

Rozelle. The nearly two dozen studies in this collection explore the very rich ways in which the rule of law and the practice of magic enrich and inform each other. The authors bring both a U.S.

and a comparative law perspective while examining areas such as law and religion, criminal law, intellectual property law, the law of evidence, and animal rights. This is an important collection of essays that provides a definitive scholarly source on research into the various interconnections between law and magic.

Written with wit and humour, the essays are a fascinating read for legal and non-legal scholars alike.

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