Superman Heirs Say DC Comics' Copyright Claims Won't Fly

Law360, Los Angeles (February 5, 2013, 9:58 PM EST) -- Following the Ninth Circuit's ruling that Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. has full rights to the Superman character, the heirs of Superman’s creators asked a California federal judge on Monday to dismiss Warner Bros. subsidiary DC Comics Inc.'s claims that their estate interfered with its copyrights to the character.

The heirs of Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster, who co-created the Superman character in the 1930s, urged a California federal judge to grant summary judgment in DC's suit alleging Marc Toberoff, who represents the Siegel and Shuster heirs,...
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