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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Hyperion Avenue to Debut New Marvel Crime Series

The first three novels in the Marvel Crime line will feature Marvel superheroes in a new light, with authors Lisa Jewell, S.A. Cosby, and Alex Segura slated to pen the first three titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-08-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Sarah Silverman and novelists sue ChatGPT-maker OpenAI for ingesting their books

Ask ChatGPT about comedian Sarah Silverman’s memoir “The Bedwetter” and the artificial intelligence chatbot can come up with a detailed synopsis of every part of the book Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2023-07-12 22:32:35 UTC ]
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Sarah Silverman and novelists sue ChatGPT-maker OpenAI for ingesting their books

Ask ChatGPT about comedian Sarah Silverman’s memoir “The Bedwetter” and the artificial intelligence chatbot can come up with a detailed synopsis of every part of the book Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2023-07-12 22:32:31 UTC ]
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Sarah Silverman sues OpenAI and Meta over copyright infringement

Sarah Silverman is suing OpenAI. On Friday, the comedian and author, alongside novelists Christopher Golden and Richard Kadrey, filed a pair of complaints against OpenAI and Meta (via Gizmodo). The group alleges the firms trained their large language models on copyrighted materials, including... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-07-10 17:53:22 UTC ]
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Transgender woman, bookstore, teacher sue over Montana law banning drag reading events

A transgender woman, the owners of an independent bookstore and an educator who teaches in costume are among those challenging Montana's first-in-the-nation law that bans people dressed in drag from reading to children in public schools or libraries Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2023-07-07 01:02:34 UTC ]
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Transgender woman, bookstore, teacher sue over Montana law banning drag reading events

A transgender woman, the owners of an independent bookstore and an educator who teaches in costume are among those challenging Montana's first-in-the-nation law that bans people dressed in drag from reading to children in public schools or libraries Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2023-07-07 00:47:04 UTC ]
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Bestselling authors Mona Awad and Paul Tremblay sue OpenAI over copyright infringement

Two bestselling novelists filed a suit against OpenAI, claiming the company used intellectual property to 'train' its artificial intelligence chatbot. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-07-01 14:28:47 UTC ]
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News publishing giant Gannett sues Google for monopolizing ad tech

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[ Engadget | 2023-06-20 16:46:02 UTC ]
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Authors of ‘And Tango Makes Three’ Sue Over Florida Law Driving Book Bans

The authors of a picture book about a penguin family with two fathers sued the state and a school district that removed the book from libraries. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-06-20 14:25:50 UTC ]
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Coalition Sues Over New Arkansas Library Obscenity Law

A coalition of 18 plaintiffs—including a powerful alliance of library, publishing, author, and bookseller groups—are suing to strike down a controversial new law that would expose librarians and booksellers to criminal liability for making allegedly inappropriate books accessible to minors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-06-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. Book Show 2023: Tillie Walden and Jeff Smith on Putting Characters in Peril

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN America and Penguin Random House Sue School District Over Book Bans

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[ Book Riot | 2023-05-17 16:28:56 UTC ]
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PEN America, Penguin Random House Sue Florida School District Over 'Unconstitutional' Book Bans

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-05-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Matt Rowland Hill: ‘My mother says she will sue me if I ever write another book like it’

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[ The Guardian | 2023-04-29 17:00:41 UTC ]
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Comixology’s Marvel Comics app is shutting down in June

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[ Engadget | 2023-04-19 18:50:06 UTC ]
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Paying Twitter users can now post up to 10,000 characters

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[ PC World | 2023-04-14 14:57:40 UTC ]
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Is Controlled Digital Lending on Borrowed Time?

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-03-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-03-17 19:07:53 UTC ]
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[ Book Riot | 2023-03-03 11:32:00 UTC ]
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[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-02-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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