Jack Kirby Heirs Fight For Copyright Reversion

1987 San Diego Comic Con – Jack Kirby, originally uploaded by zilberhere.

Marvel Sues Over Copyright Claims by Artist’s Heirs (Update2)

The heirs in September filed dozens of termination notices with the U.S. Copyright Office in a bid to revert Marvel’s rights to them beginning in 2014, Marvel claims. The notices were sent under a law allowing authors and their heirs to terminate copyright deals after a long delay.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Get this:

The comic book publisher and movie producer claims Kirby’s contributions to the comic book superheroes and stories were made-for-hire works, making Marvel the sole owner of the copyrights, according to the complaint.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Go to hell Disney-Marvel.

I hope they win!


Reclaiming Your Copyright After Thirty-Five Years

At Mike Cane 2008:

Writer 2.0: Realize Your Investment
Quote: Matt Fraction
Suit Bastard Print Publishers NAILED!
MammothMedia Loses Another Pair Of Balls
Tonight’s TV: Monopoly!
You CAN Fight And WIN!
Writers: Laugh Last, Laugh Best

Previously here:

You Won’t Be Published, You’ll Only Be Robbed
One Simple Question For All Book Publishers
In 2010 Give Some Back
Quote: Writer M.J. Rose
The Authors Guild Leadership: 21st Century Chamberlains
Writer Ursula K. Le Guin Nails Authors Guild
Edgar Allan Poe Knew The Score In The 1800s!
Writing Quote Of The Year: Paul Witcover
YOUR Creation, YOUR Work, YOUR Art
For Writers Only
Quote Of The Day: Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
TV’s Bonanza: With Charles Dickens
He Did Not Back Down
God Bless Marybeth Peters Of The Copyright Office!

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