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Old December 14 2009, 03:27 PM   #31
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Re: War of the Supermen Just Announced!

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Superman in the public domain would be some scary, scary shit.
No, it really isn't.

So long as DC continues to exploit the Superman trademark, even after the early stories begin to fall out of copyright, they're effectively preventing anyone else from using Superman. There's little point in using Superman, if you can't market that it's Superman.

In any case, I expect there will be another attempt in the next year or two to extend copyright protections for another twenty-five years or more at the behest of Disney.
This is true.
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Old December 14 2009, 06:50 PM   #32
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Re: War of the Supermen Just Announced!

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Superman in the public domain would be some scary, scary shit.
No, it really isn't.

So long as DC continues to exploit the Superman trademark, even after the early stories begin to fall out of copyright, they're effectively preventing anyone else from using Superman. There's little point in using Superman, if you can't market that it's Superman.

In any case, I expect there will be another attempt in the next year or two to extend copyright protections for another twenty-five years or more at the behest of Disney.
What does Disney have to do with it? Disney owns Marvel not DC lol

BUUUUUT actually if DC/Warner Brothers doesn't release a new Superman movie by 2011 they will owe damages to the Siegels and Schuster's. So... DC really needs to get on the stick and do something movie wise - and decent. I'm honestly of the mind that Superman should almost be a multi-universal hero LOL. I mean why not let Marvel use Superman too! That'd be a kick.
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Old December 14 2009, 07:43 PM   #33
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Re: War of the Supermen Just Announced!

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In any case, I expect there will be another attempt in the next year or two to extend copyright protections for another twenty-five years or more at the behest of Disney.
What does Disney have to do with it? Disney owns Marvel not DC lol
Disney will want another extension of the Mickey Mouse Protection Act, to keep the Mouse from falling into the public domain. Disney's goals of locking up Mickey Mouse forever will have the consequence of keeping other properties from ever becoming public domain.
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Old December 15 2009, 05:16 PM   #34
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Re: War of the Supermen Just Announced!

Badarse St. Nick wrote: View Post
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Superman in the public domain would be some scary, scary shit.
No, it really isn't.

So long as DC continues to exploit the Superman trademark, even after the early stories begin to fall out of copyright, they're effectively preventing anyone else from using Superman. There's little point in using Superman, if you can't market that it's Superman.

In any case, I expect there will be another attempt in the next year or two to extend copyright protections for another twenty-five years or more at the behest of Disney.
What does Disney have to do with it? Disney owns Marvel not DC lol

BUUUUUT actually if DC/Warner Brothers doesn't release a new Superman movie by 2011 they will owe damages to the Siegels and Schuster's. So... DC really needs to get on the stick and do something movie wise - and decent. I'm honestly of the mind that Superman should almost be a multi-universal hero LOL. I mean why not let Marvel use Superman too! That'd be a kick.
I think some of the guys at Marvel could really do some solid, interesting work with Superman.
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Old December 15 2009, 05:42 PM   #35
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Re: War of the Supermen Just Announced!

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BUUUUUT actually if DC/Warner Brothers doesn't release a new Superman movie by 2011 they will owe damages to the Siegels and Schuster's.
Not true. What will happen is that DC will lose certain movie rights to Superman, and would have to (presumably) pay a certain sum to the Siegel estate (not the Shusters - they are not involved in the Siegel/DC lawsuit) in order to make a Superman movie.

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I think some of the guys at Marvel could really do some solid, interesting work with Superman.
Well, technically, John Byrne, Roger Stern, Ron Frenz, Marv Wolfman, Louise Simonson, and many of the others who've worked on Superman post-1986 were former Marvel creators, and they did do some solid, interesting work with Superman...but I know what you mean.
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Old December 15 2009, 05:57 PM   #36
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I think some of the guys at Marvel could really do some solid, interesting work with Superman.
You mean like Superman giving up his marriage to Lois by making a deal with the devil so Pa Kent can live?

Next we'll have a story that has Lana Lang marrying Lex Luthor....oh wait...


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^ We won't be having any Lana Lang stories pretty soon...
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Old December 15 2009, 09:41 PM   #38
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^ We won't be having any Lana Lang stories pretty soon...
Yeah...until they bring her back in some convoluted way.

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