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Old 07-07-2011, 11:26 AM   #58
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Default Re: Siegel & Shuster vs WB: Superman and Infinite Crisis - Part 1

Originally Posted by KalMart View Post
What do the of suing, though? Are they in comics or they have a background in creative arts, publishing, or entertainment? Because if not...I doubt they're really qualified to do anything except receive the checks.
They take their rights to presumably Marvel/Disney and make a deal with that studio. As you say the heirs have the rights but not the infrastructure/expertise to do films, books, video games and the rest.

It surely looks like WB/DC are not willing to pay a license fee and profitsharing to the heirs. In that scenario then WB/DC needs to allow the heirs to licsense their rights to others and not simply sue on and on delaying the heir's ability to use the rights and running the clock out on them - all rights go public around 2030.

With a guarantee of no legal attacks by WB I suspect Marvel would sign a deal with the heirs in a NY minute.

By the same token the heirs need to not sue WB/DC's attempt to create a rebooted new character with the rights DC retains. DC and WB nees to think this out - if there character is basically new then they keep the rights for another 75 years and don't need to worry about 2030.

It's basically a "two state solution".

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