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 Posted: Wed Dec 19th, 2007 05:48 pm
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http://blog.newsarama.com/2007/12/19/trial-dates-set-for-superboysuperman-lawsuits/

The jist of the article is that the family's of Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster may have found a way to regain the copyright to Superman, Superboy, Lois Lane..Ect...

They claim that Superman was created before they went to work for the publisher, so it wasn't a work for hire. 

They want him back.

It would take effect in 2013, if the claim is upheld by the court. 



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 Posted: Wed Dec 19th, 2007 05:58 pm
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Lose.

Not loose.

But how in the hell would this work?  Any claim they have would probably be nil because it's not like they've used him, DC has.  Don't you lose protection unless you use your property or actively defend it?

And wtf would they do with him?  Like they have the means to print comics.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 19th, 2007 06:03 pm
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That's easy, they'd license it right back to DC.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 19th, 2007 06:11 pm
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Well here's hoping they decide to be dicks and license it to Marvel.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 19th, 2007 09:16 pm
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Well, they could do that.  They could also publish him in their own little world. 

Fact is, if it even smells like they are gonna succeed in the courtroom, DC will cough up the dough and settle. 

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