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(LA Times)   Judge dumps a bag of burning kryptonite at the doorsteps of the heirs of Superman co-creator Joseph Shuster   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Joseph Shuster, Superman, Windows key, super strength, secret identity, Superman co, Jerry Siegel, summary judgment  
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2012-10-18 02:00:06 PM  
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In a crucial legal victory for the Burbank studio, a federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday denied an effort by the heirs of Superman co-creator Joseph Shuster to reclaim their 50% interest in the world's most famous superhero.

When no one was looking, they tried to take fifty percent. They tried to take 50 percent. That's as many as five tens. And that's terrible.
2012-10-18 01:38:54 PM  
5 votes:
I would have expected them to dump the kryptonite three doors down.
2012-10-18 06:28:38 PM  
2 votes:

WorthNoting: imashark: Wow, I didn't realize until today that the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act extended copyrights to [life of the author]+70 years or 120 years from creation/95 years from publication for corporate authorship.

Sonny Bono was a CONGRESSMAN??????? :-O


Is this THE Sonny Bono or is there another one?

Nope, the guy who sang "I've Got You Babe" was a congressman until he accidentally went all George of the Jungle.
2012-10-18 07:20:07 PM  
1 vote:

WorthNoting: Sonny Bono was a CONGRESSMAN??????? :-O

"Weird, right?"

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2012-10-18 03:02:20 PM  
1 vote:
A pair of poor teenage Jews getting fleeced by rich old Jews. It was a day that ended with a "y", I believe.
2012-10-18 02:19:56 PM  
1 vote:

bukketmaster: FirstNationalBastard: ***snip***
Shuster probably deserved more $$ than he got, but a lot of other people have as much to do with the character's popularity anyway. Max Fleischer, John Byrne, Richard Donner, Cristopher Reeve, etc. Especially Byrne and Donner. The version Shuster created isn't even really the one being sold anymore.

I bet he wouldn't have stood for this.

///I am a terrible person
2012-10-18 01:52:28 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: Warner plans to release a new big-budget Superman movie, "Man of Steel," in June. Wednesday's ruling will allow it to produce sequels should that picture prove successful. In addition, the studio has been eager to produce a movie featuring the DC superhero team Justice League as soon as 2015, which would have been impossible without lead character Superman.


You suck, Warner Bros. Were it not for Batman, DC live action films would be worthless because of you. Superman has been done (not amazing, but still), where the fark is a Wonder Woman film? The Flash? Green Lantern (no, I don't know what you're talking about, no GL film has been made)? Perhaps even the Martian Manhunter? I mean, what the fark?

You even have your rivals, Marvel, showing you how it's done, and done WELL. Individual films. Introduce the characters by themselves, then no need for origin stories in the crossover. Instead you're stupid and greedy, and your film is going to blow as a result. I'll be content with the Animated Series, if that's what it comes to.

And I swear, if it's a Young Justice League film, with farking teenyboppers in the roles, I will hope every day that there is a hell waiting for you in the afterlife.
2012-10-18 01:43:09 PM  
1 vote:

FirstNationalBastard: Yeah, why would a judge rule for DC when Seigel and Shuster have sold the rights to Superman to DC twice, received a pension from them for 20 years, and Shuster's widow agreed in 1992 to never file claims against DC again if DC paid all funeral expenses for Shuster and again increased survivor's benefits?

Siegel and Shuster have milked this cow dry, their heirs want to milk the marrow out of the bones, and the saddest part is the character should be in Public Domain in the first place.

As many Captain Ersatz's over the years as there have been, SuperDuperman is as good as in Public Domain

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