Stan Lee Media Can License Spider-Man Rights, Co. Says

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 5:08 PM EST) -- Stan Lee Media Inc., which has unsuccessfully claimed for years to own the rights to Spider-Man, filed claims Wednesday in Pennsylvania federal court against the Walt Disney Co., asserting the media conglomerate cannot stop it from striking its own licensing deals for the copyrighted superhero.

The filing came two months after Disney sued a local theater in Pennsylvania for performing a Broadway tribute show that used copyrighted content from Spider-Man, Mary Poppins and other Disney franchises. In defending itself, American Music Theater said it had legally...
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