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Judge Rules for Marvel in Kirby Heirs’ Copyright Claim

A federal judge has ruled the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby cannot reclaim copyrights to such well-known Marvel characters as the Fantastic Four, Hulk and the X-Men. Kirby’s ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Nears Netflix Deal, Wins Copyright Trial

The deal machine is working overtime at DreamWorks Animation, which is reportedly close to a streaming content deal with Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter and Bloomberg, ... Continue Reading →
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4Kids Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

The legal dispute over the licensing for Yu-Gi-Oh! has taken a toll on 4Kids Entertainment, which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York. The filing stays the Yu-Gi-Oh! ... Continue Reading →
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U.K. Writer Claims Pixar Stole His ‘Cars’ Proposal

A British screenwriter has filed a lawsuit claiming Pixar stole the idea for Cars from screenplays he shopped around to studios in the early 1990s, and is seeking an injunction to stop ... Continue Reading →
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Plaintiff Wins Ruling in ‘Kung Fu Panda’ IP Lawsuit

The man behind a lawsuit against DreamWorks Animation claiming the studio stole his idea for a kung-fu fighting panda bear and turned it into Kung Fu Panda, has won a ruling that will ... Continue Reading →