Kind of a weird question, but how would the superheroes perform in court, or at least in the eyes of the law? Kind of strange question, asked by Law.com in their report on the new book “The Law of Superheroes”. Check the screenshots.
As citizens of the world, we are bound by the rule of law. But what about superheroes and villains?
Do the laws that apply to us apply to them, too? The authors of a new book address these legal quandaries. James Daily (pictured above, top), an attorney with the Hoover Institution’s Project on Commercializing Innovation at Stanford University, and Ryan Davidson (pictured above, bottom), an associate at Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros, co-wrote the book, called The Law of Superheroes (published, appropriately enough, by Gotham Books), which will be released in October. “I think a lot of the scenarios are farfetched, but there are some that are perfectly reasonable,” Davidson said. The book originated as a blog.
The National Law Journal spoke with Davidson and Daily about superheroes, the law and their new book. Check out the screenshots.