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A "deal with the devil"? Ghost Rider creator asserts that contract did not give Marvel perpetual ownership of copyright in comic book character

USA - July 30 2013 As we have previously observed, superheroes often take starring roles in disputes relating to copyright protection for fictional characters. This…


Second Circuit overturns class certification in Google books copyright challenge

USA - July 2 2013 Yesterday the Second Circuit issued its decision undoing the District Court's certification of a plaintiff class in the long-running lawsuit claiming…


Copyright law reform engages both courts and Congress

USA - May 21 2013 Big changes may be afoot in copyright law these days, via both litigation and legislation. Courts are considering sweeping infringement claims with…


Viacom’s copyright suit against YouTube again faces DMCA roadblocks in the district court

USA - April 26 2013 Following the Second Circuit's remand order last year on appeal of an initial grant of summary judgment for YouTube, the Southern District of New…


Superheroes of copyright: when do fictional characters enjoy copyright protection?

USA - March 8 2013 Several recent cases have highlighted the interesting issue of whether and when fictional characters - as distinct from the works they inhabit - are…

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