Superman Heirs Battle DC Comics Over Copyrights In 9th Circ.

Law360, Los Angeles (November 5, 2012, 9:47 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday heard two appeals in a multimillion-dollar legal battle over the rights to Superman that could decide whether the heirs of the iconic superhero's co-creators can terminate their copyright agreements with DC Comics.

In one of the cases, the heirs of Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster drew on free speech arguments, urging the appeals court to dismiss the business interference claims DC Comics had filed against them and their attorney Marc Toberoff in 2010. In the other, Siegel's daughter Laura Larson argued...
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