Marvel Battles To Keep 'Avengers' Characters' Copyrights

By Craig Clough and Madeline Lyskawa (September 24, 2021, 6:49 PM EDT) -- Marvel launched an all-out counterattack Friday on an organized effort by representatives of former Marvel writers and artists to claw back copyrights on iconic characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man and Black Widow.

Marvel on Friday launched five lawsuits after the estates or relatives of late Marvel writers and artists sought copyright termination rights on their work, including some "Avengers" characters. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan) The Walt Disney Co. subsidiary launched five lawsuits in California and New York federal courts in response to termination letters sent by attorney Marc Toberoff of Toberoff & Associates, who is representing the estates or relatives of four...

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