Monday, June 23, 2014
A case that has high stakes for fans of Marvel’s Avengers series may go before the Supreme Court. The heirs of Jack Kirby are attempting to terminate the copyright grant on many Marvel characters. The lower courts have rejected the Kirby heirs’ arguments and now a cert petition is being considered by the Supreme Court. The Court has received many amici curiae briefs in support of granting cert.
See Eriq Gardner, Jack Kirby’s Heirs Get Huge Support in Quest to Bring Marvel Fight to Supreme Court, Hollywood Reporter, June 19, 2014.
Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.