Disney Wants Stan Lee Media Out Of Spider Man IP Suit

Law360, New York (February 18, 2014, 6:49 PM EST) -- The Walt Disney Co. on Friday attacked the recent entrance of Stan Lee Media Inc. into the entertainment giant's copyright infringement suit against a Pennsylvania theater, calling it “yet another effort to relitigate its failed claim” to Spider-Man and other lucrative Marvel Comics characters.

SLMI has argued for years it, not Marvel, owns the rights to Spider-Man through an obscure agreement with Stan Lee himself — who isn't affiliated with the firm. Four different federal courts have rejected SLMI's claim, but that hasn't deterred it thus...
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