Stan Lee Media sues Disney (DIS) for "billions of dollars," saying it holds the rights to Marvel...


Stan Lee Media sues Disney (DIS) for "billions of dollars," saying it holds the rights to Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man that have reaped huge movie returns for Disney. Stan Lee Media says that Stan Lee, who created many of Marvel's characters, assigned the company his rights to the heroes in 1998, a month before he gave those same rights to Marvel. Lee is no longer associated with the firm that bears his name.
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  • deercreekvols
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    Wasn't Spiderman released through Sony?
    Not sure if Disney had anything to do with the movies. Anyone?
    11 Oct 2012, 07:31 AM Reply Like
  • Minutemen
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    Spiderman was released thru Sony, but now Disney owns the rights to the character, including merchandising, and I believe the play. In any case, the Stan Lee lawsuit is without merit. Stan Lee Media was created in 1999 for the sole purpose of suing company's that use its characters. The company has not been successful in its litigation attempts and Disney has secured the proper licensing rights.
    11 Oct 2012, 09:00 AM Reply Like
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