March 29th, 2008 | brainjuice
The judge has issued a ruling in the case regarding the Siegel family’s rights in Superman. Even with the limitations noted in the supporting article, this is fucking immense:
After seventy years, Jerome Siegel’s heirs regain what he granted so long ago – the copyright in the Superman material that was published in Action Comics Vol. 1. What remains is an apportionment of profits, guided in some measure by the rulings contained in this Order, and a trial on whether to include the profits generated by DC Comics’ corporate sibling’s exploitation of the Superman copyright.
March 28th, 2008 | researchmaterial
A man who claims that he was molested by Bigfoot as a child was ordered to serve 20 years in prison yesterday for his own molestation-related activities.