French Court Decides Delcourt Over Dargaud

Swipe File hist the international courts!

Look how a decent judicial system works… Dargaud sued Delcourt in France for a comic biography of EP Jacobs, author of Dargaud-published Blake & Mortimer series, that apparently had a cover which was "too close" to the Blake & Mortimer covers.

The cover in question on the left and a standard Blake & Mortimer on the right.

French Court Decides Delcourt Over Dargaud French Court Decides Delcourt Over Dargaud

In a matter of days, the court judged against Dargaud and the book will go on sale as planned.
Days.
I know.

 

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