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    Default DC & Siegel Heirs Face Off In Superman Copyright Case Appeal

    The 9th Circuit hear two appeals Tuesday that could decide the bitter 15-year-old legal battle between DC Comics and the heirs of Jerry Siegel for control over the rights for Superman.


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    The only ones getting rich over this is the lawyers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Fett View Post
    The only ones getting rich over this is the lawyers.
    If that letter written by Siegel's daughter is any indication, those lawyers would be the WB/DC ones. Anyway, we'll see how this plays out.
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    It'll probably play out in court till about 2036, or whenever the copyright expires.

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    So if I'm reading this right, if the Siegel heirs win they would own copyrights to only 50% of the Superman elements in question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 666MasterOfPuppets View Post
    If that letter written by Siegel's daughter is any indication, those lawyers would be the WB/DC ones. Anyway, we'll see how this plays out.
    The DC lawyers are on contract anyway so they get their paycheck regardless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desean101101 View Post
    The DC lawyers are on contract anyway so they get their paycheck regardless
    I see. Ah, the legal world is such a charm, eh?
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