Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The story that's been causing me most amusement over the w/end is the one in wh/ Jack Kirby's family/estate go after Disney/Marvel for the copyrights of a whole bunch of characters that Jack co-created but never really majorly financially benefited from apart from standard work-for-hire.

The Kirby Estate lawyers have picked a beautiful moment to put the boot in as this has the potential to disrupt a number of high-profile film-making activities and their attendant revenue-streams - after they have just paid 4bil for the company. No pressure to settle then.

Particularly satisfying as Disney's lawyers have themselves been amongst some of the most litigative in the past.

Good luck to the Kirbys. This one has been a long time coming.