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Copyright Protection On AI Comic Book Revoked By US Government
Last year, the US Copyright Office, granted copyright protection to creator Kris Kashtanova for her comic book Zarya of the Dawn The comic was created via a series of prompts to the artificial intelligence AI engine Midjourney It was the first time the US copyright office had approved an application for an AI work, and[...]
Marvel Blocks Reclaiming Spider-Man, Doctor Strange Copyrights
Yesterday, word came down that the estate of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange co-creator Steve Ditko had filed copyright termination notices over the first appearances of those characters in Amazing Fantasy #15 and Strange Tales #110.  Today, according to Variety, and THR, Marvel has filed lawsuits in response to these and numerous additional termination notices filed[...]
Nintendo Still Going After YouTubers With Copyrights Over Switch Content
Did anyone truly think Nintendo would stop being sticklers on YouTube once the Switch was released and people were having fun with it in videos? For over three years now, Nintendo has been one of the most aggressive content hunters on YouTube, demanding that gamers and Let's Players work with them and forfeit a portion[...]
Dave Sim Could Create And Publish James Bond Comics If He Wanted
Which mean, if anyone so wishes, they could create James Bond comic books, legally, ahead of Dynamite's licensed James Bond comic books later this year. You wouldn't be able to distribute them for sale overseas, to the US or the UK for example, where the character is still in copyright for another twenty years. That still counts[...]