Marvel sues to retain control of Avengers characters

The comics giant has issued lawsuits in a bid to hold on to the copyright of heroes including Spider-Man and Iron ManMarvel has filed a series of lawsuits in a bid to retain full control of characters including Spider-Man and Iron Man.The complaints, which were obtained by the Hollywood Reporter, came after the estate of the late comic book artist Steve Ditko filed a notice of termination with the US Copyright Office for the copyright of Spider-Man and Dr Strange. Both are currently held by Marvel Entertainment, but the estate of Ditko, who co-created both characters with the late Stan Lee, is looking to terminate the grant of copyright to Marvel by June 2023 through a clause in US copyright law. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-09-27 14:40:42 UTC ]
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Children’s books show rise in racially minoritised characters, survey finds

Centre for Literacy in Primary Education records a 26% increase since its first report in 2017, but stresses continuing inequities in representationThirty per cent of children’s books published last year featured racially minoritised characters, according to new research.The sixth report on... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-11-30 15:21:11 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House, Authors Sue to Block Iowa Anti-LGBTQ Book Banning Law

Penguin Random House and the Iowa State Education Association, along with four bestselling authors and five plaintiffs from the state of Iowa, have sued the state to block key provisions of its sweeping new law banning books with sexual or LGBTQ+ content in schools. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lambda Legal, ACLU Sue to Block Iowa Anti-LGBTQ Book Banning Law

Signed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds in May, SF 496, among its provisions, bans books with depictions of written or visual sex from school libraries, and prohibits instruction and materials involving gender identity and sexual orientation for students through sixth grade. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-29 05:00:00 UTC ]
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ACLU, Parents, and Students Sue Alaska School District Over Book Bans

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-21 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Former Marvel Publisher John Nee Unveils New Multiplatform Publishing Venture

Pan-Universal Galactic Worldwide, a new publisher of books, comics, games, and other media from Wildstorm cofounder and longtime comics veteran John Nee, is getting ready for a 2024 debut after four years of preparations. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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All Seasons Press Sues Mark Meadows over Alleged Lies in Memoir

The upstart conservative publisher is pulling the former White House chief of staff's book, 'The Chief's Chief,' from the market, and suing to claw back a $350,000 advance—and for millions in damages. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Sues Scammers Targeting Authors

Amazon sues some 20 websites falsely claiming an affiliation with Amazon that are designed to lure authors into paying fees to publish. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-10-31 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Keith Giffen, Comic Book Maverick for DC and Marvel, Dies at 70

A celebrated illustrator and writer, he brought sardonic wit to franchises like Justice League and to offbeat creations like Rocket Raccoon and Ambush Bug. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-10-30 20:42:24 UTC ]
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Tiffany D. Jackson is Writing a YA Novel About the Marvel Superhero Storm

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[ Book Riot | 2023-10-17 15:40:54 UTC ]
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Hitting the Books: Voice-controlled AI copilots could lead to safer flights

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[ Engadget | 2023-10-15 14:30:20 UTC ]
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This gorgeous-looking game lets you control a colony of photorealistic ants

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Brink's sues Air Canada for 'reckless' security protocols in $20M gold heist at Pearson

Brink's security is suing Canada's biggest airline for more than $20 million for allegedly letting a thief walk into an Air Canada facility at Pearson airport and walk out with gold bars and cash. Continue reading at CBC

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Let’s Sort Book Characters According to Their Dungeons & Dragons Alignments!

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Why It Matters That Marvel Comics Are Becoming Penguin Classics

This month, Penguin released the three latest titles in its Penguin Classics Marvel Collection. We spoke with the series editor, Ben Saunders, and two authors who wrote forewords to the books, Jerry Craft and Rainbow Rowell, about the importance of enshrining comics in the literary canon. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Four large US publishers sue ‘shadow library’ for alleged copyright infringement

The publishers are claiming unspecified damages from the file-sharing Library Genesis, which they say has distributed files illegallyFour leading US publishers have sued an online “shadow library” that allows visitors to download textbooks and other copyrighted materials free.Cengage, Macmillan... Continue reading at The Guardian

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10 Incredible Character Arcs in Fantasy Series

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On the Enduring Popularity of Marvel’s Fantastic Four

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More Authors, Including Michael Chabon, Sue AI Developers Over Copyright

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How Does a Best-Selling Author Name Her Characters?

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