Sunday, March 30, 2008

Creators' Family Reclaim Superman Copyright

The New York Times reports that Time Warner is no longer the sole proprietor of Superman.

A federal judge here on Wednesday ruled that the heirs of
Jerome Siegel — who 70 years ago sold the rights to the action hero he created with Joseph Shuster to Detective Comics for $130 — were entitled to claim a share of the United States copyright to the character. The ruling left intact Time Warner’s international rights to the character, which it has long owned through its DC Comics unit. Read full article here.

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