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What A Difference A Court Case Makes To Marvel Comics Credits

What A Difference A Court Case Makes To Marvel Comics' Credits

Recently, the estate of Jack Kirby represented by lawyer Marc Toberoff was to take Marvel and Disney to the Supreme Court In a case that, if won, would have redefined work for hire and creator ownership for the whole of the United States.Marvel and Disney settled.Bleeding Cool was informed by close, but confidential sources, that[...]


Marvel To Respond To Kirby Request To The Supreme Court Today

Marvel To Respond To Kirby Request To The Supreme Court Today

Today, Marvel are due to respond to the case from Jack Kirby's family and estate, represented by Marc Toberoff, regarding the definition of work for hire in a freelance capacity - which the Supreme Court will be considering whether or not to hear in September This could impact on the ownership and revenue created by[...]

On Independence Day An Appeal For Creator Owned Rights For America

On Independence Day, An Appeal For Creator Owned Rights For America

Done re=ather well, no one can deny it.But just as the estate of Jack Kirby have gone to the Supreme Court over the transference of rights from Marvel to the Kirbys, might Great Britain engage lawyer Marc Toberoff to see if we can get the rights to the USA back? And after all, when that[...]

How The Supreme Court And Jack Kirby Could Change Everything

How The Supreme Court And Jack Kirby Could Change Everything

"I would like to suggest, to anyone in the media, that they won't be wasting their time if they follow the 'Jack Kirby rights at the Supreme Court' story, more closely" – Neal Adams. He's got a point. Currently the case between Jack Kirby and Marvel Comics over the rights to X-Men, Hulk, Avengers, Fantastic Four […]

Thursday Runaround &#8211 Fox Warners And DC Taking A Gamble

Thursday Runaround – Fox, Warners And DC Taking A Gamble

read on.COURT IN THE ACTMarc Toberoff is having fun in court again, trying to dismiss DC Comics suit against him for copyright interference. This week’s motion says that regardless of DC’s claims, they ran down the clock on themselves “The record shows that DC was on notice of this supposedly tortious conduct by no later than[...]

Todd McFarlane Settles With Al Simmons DC Try To Get Their Costs From Toberoff

Todd McFarlane Settles With Al Simmons, DC Try To Get Their Costs From Toberoff

Terms of any settlement aren't known. Looks like Al won't be calling himself Spawn any more...They also mention that Siegel and Shuster lawyer Marc Toberoff is appealing the Superman decision case, and that Warners/DC Entertainment are appealing to get their costs in the trial back. We reported on what appeared to be a rather ridiculous legal[...]

Siegels And Shusters Lose Case Over Superman Against DC Entertainment

Siegels And Shusters Lose Case Over Superman Against DC Entertainment

Daniel Best of Oh Danny Boy presents the legal document that will give Marc Toberoff and the Siegel and Shuster estates an un-merry Christmas But give DC Entertainment lawyers some festive cheer That the judge has ruled "...the copyright termination notice served by the Estate of Joseph Shuster on November 10, 2003, is deemed invalid and[...]

Superman Siegel And The Court Of Appeals

Superman, Siegel And The Court Of Appeals

The Siegel and Shuster representative, Marc Toberoff, argues that Warners changed the terms of the 2001 agreement - which was only in principle - and that the 2006 agreement letter was invalidated by Warner's replies that amended what royalties the heirs would receive.While DC continues to argue that Toberoff tempted the Siegels and Shusters away[...]

New Twist In The Fight For Superman: $600000 For Shusters Half

New Twist In The Fight For Superman: $600,000 For Shuster's Half?

 Best says in part: In between appeals against the Siegel heirs, consisting of claim and counter claim and co-counter claim, came this latest round of filings, and their associated documents consisting of just under 1,000 separate pages, apparently from the collection of Paul Levitz.  DC's stance is that, for a mere $600,000, which has already been[...]

Friday Runaround &#8211 Turning Down $20000000

Friday Runaround – Turning Down $20,000,000

JockWatch: Jock's cover to Jason Starr's WolverineMAX coming from Marvel in October. This is Computo the Comic Link Conqueror speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on. They say I am a work in progress. The […]


Superman DC Comics v. Pacific Pictures Corp And The Toberoff Timeline

Superman, DC Comics v. Pacific Pictures Corp, And The Toberoff Timeline

Wright to deny Marc Toberoff's motion to strike several claims in DC Comics v Pacific Pictures Corp first came to my attention from a post by Mark Zaid, a Washington, DC attorney specializing in cases involving national security, who also has an interest in comics and the intersection between comics and the law --  last[...]

Full Ruling For Marvels Win Against Jack Kirby

Full Ruling For Marvel's Win Against Jack Kirby

Bleeding Cool presents the full document in today's historic win by Marvel against Marc Toberoff and the estate of Jack Kirby in court. The New York court ruled today in the Kirby v Marvel case, finding that Kirby's work was "work-for-hire" under the 1909 Copyright Law, and so was not entitled to termination (and thus, the[...]

What's In The Marc Toberoff – Superman Stolen Document?

Hollywood Reporter has revelaed what's in the stolen documents that DC Comics is now being allowed to use in its case against Marc Toberoff, who is suing DC and Warner on behalf of the Siegel and Shuster estates for the return of copyright ownership of Superman It reports; One of those documents is a letter dated[...]

DC Comics Can Use Stolen Documents Against Marc Toberoff

DC Comics Can Use Stolen Documents Against Marc Toberoff

Variety reports that DC Entertainment may have just had an unexpected step up in their battle against lawyer Marc Toberoff in their battle to keep Superman.Marc Toberoff is representing the estates of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster against Warner Bros and DC Entertainment to reclaim copyrights to the Superman character And DC has counter-sued Marc[...]