Marvel Files Five (5) Lawsuits to Keep the Rights to the ‘Avengers’ Characters

Marvel Files Five (5) Lawsuits to Keep the Rights to the ‘Avengers’ Characters

By Steven T. Lowe / October 26, 2021

On September 24, 2021, Marvel initiated five separate lawsuits in California and New York Federal District Courts against writer Larry Lieber and four other artists (or their heirs) of Marvel Comics (collectively, the “Writers”). The lawsuits were in response to efforts by the Writers to initiate “termination” of their assignments of creative works to Marvel.…

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Google Flexes Its Muscles for the Court in an Attempt to Dodge Claims that It Sold Pirated Master Recordings

By Steven T. Lowe / September 14, 2021

On May 13, 2021, Google reached a tentative settlement to resolve three copyright lawsuits in which the owners of a variety of master recordings (“the owners”) alleged that Google sold pirated versions of over 270 of their master recordings. Two of the three suits involved the rights to Harry Arlen’s music. Arlen’s works have been…

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