Superman Lawsuit Restarts

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Admiral_Young, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2003
    They shouldn't have sued in 1999, hell that was 11 yrs ago. Really, this is still going on?
    The lawyer situation is retalitory and juvenile.

    I want the courts to lock this down and settle this pissing match for good.
  2. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Spelling and grammar are different things.

    I confess to a deep and abiding disinterest in whether or not people think I'm an ass. ;)

    This is the crux of what people so often seem not to understand about the whole idea of a system of courts and law. All laws are limited in their application, and the outcome of a given proceeding is, by it's nature, fundamentally unknowable beforehand (though smart money will bet on precedent).

    If the law were absolute and the testimony of witnesses universally reliable we wouldn't need courts - just cops.

    Read Captain Canada's post again - the entire thing.
  3. I don't get why this is all so complicated.

    Warners' copyright is supposed to last X number of years, after which it reverts to the estate. Congress extended the value of X twice in the past.

    Hence, when those X years is reached, it all goes back to the estate.

    What am I missing here? Have we reached X years?

    If no, sorry estate, you have to wait longer
    if yes, sorry Warners, your rental of the Superman property has run out.
  4. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 27, 2002
    It's complicated because there are lawyers involved.
  5. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    There are lawyers involved because it's complicated.