View Full Version : BBC: Dispute over Spider-Man ownership
03-18-2007, 06:09 PM
I wonder if there is any chance they can get an injunction? Marvel would have to drop Spider-Man from their universe like DC with Superboy for a while.
03-19-2007, 05:40 AM
I can't see it happening, mainly because I don't believe Stan had any rights to sell on
Marvel owns the copyrights for it's characters, not the creators who invented them
though I defer to anyone else's greater knowledge
03-19-2007, 05:45 AM
can' believe that would happen. Sounds like they only want money.
stan lee says the legal action is baseless and in way he must know i guess
Your Imaginary Pal
03-19-2007, 06:46 AM
the way it seems, SL Media if they're entitled to anything is entitled to Stan's 10% in the licensed characters for film/tv and merch. But the deal if it still stands that Stan made was in '98. The deal Stan made with marvel was in 2005, after he left the media group.
So it looks like they'd be entitled to nothing and have no real case.
Terms of the agreement aren't being made clear to us, but from what I see in the article, Stan's stance of it being baseless seems to be pretty accurate.
03-19-2007, 01:16 PM
I don't think there is any chance of them winning. But the way I understand it -and this isnt my area, so I could easily be wrong- if there is a dispute, its quite easy to get a temporary judgement that neither of the participants get to use the disputed issue. An injuction.
Anyone have any real knowledge of the field?
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