Truth, justice and the American way
Originally posted 2011-07-12 17:46:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Jeff Trexler writes about what he describes as an historic decision in a case pitting the heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and DC Comics, also reported here in the New York Times. “Here’s the stirring conclusion,” he says:
After seventy years, Jerome Siegel’s heirs regain what he granted so long ago — the copyright in the Superman material that was published in Action Comics Vol. 1. What remains is an apportionment of profits, guided in some measure by the rulings contained in this Order, and a trial on whether to include the profits generated by DC Comics’ corporate sibling’s exploitation of the Superman copyright.
More powerful than a locomotive! Cape-tip to Technophobia Sci-Fi.