Journal Article

Peter Pan's Rights: To Protect or Petrify?

Catherine Seville

in The Cambridge Quarterly

Published on behalf of Cambridge Quarterly

Volume 33, issue 2, pages 119-154
Published in print January 2004 | ISSN: 0008-199X
Published online January 2004 | e-ISSN: 1471-6836 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/camqtly/33.2.119
Peter Pan's Rights: To Protect or Petrify?

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This article considers the legal and literary implications of ‘ownership’ of character, with particular reference to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan works. The legal rights to these are owned by the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Exceptionally, the Hospital was granted a perpetual right to a royalty for every performance or adaptation of Peter Pan. The Hospital has sought to prevent the publication of a new Peter Pan adventure by the Canadian author Emily Somma. This is a controversial area. The precise ambit of legal ‘character right’ is still unclear. However, as the boundaries are being set, literary considerations deserve proper acknowledgement.

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Subjects: Literature ; Art ; Film ; Music

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