Friday, September 26, 2014
Marvel and Jack Kirby's Family Actually Have Settled?
In news that I did not see coming, Marvel Comics and the family of Jack Kirby have actually settled their long-running dispute over the copyright of characters he created. It was thought the U.S. Supreme Court might take the case up on Monday and that it could heavily impact copyright law in our nation. I guess Marvel thought their odds were bad enough that finally settling was a better option than going to court. We don't yet know what the settlement was, but it wouldn't surprise me if it were some huge number like a billion dollars.