Stan Lee Media Sues Disney Unit In Spider-Man License Row
Law360, Los Angeles (February 7, 2014, 8:24 PM EST) -- Stan Lee Media Inc., which has unsuccessfully claimed for years to own the rights to Spider-Man, sued a Walt Disney Co. unit in Pennsylvania federal court on Friday, seeking to join a dispute between Disney and a local Pennsylvania theater over licensing for the copyrighted superhero.
In September, Disney sued Entertainment Theatre Group, also known as American Music Theatre, 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 licensed Spider-Man from SLMI, a production and marketing company formerly known as Stan Lee...
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