Los Angeles: Warner Bros Pictures has claimed a major victory on its fight to defend its rights to the Superman franchise.
A Los Angeles federal judge legally denied the effort taken by heirs of Superman co-creator Joseph Shuster to reclaim their 50 per cent interest from the fabled Kryptonian superhero, reported Ace Showbiz.
Judge Otis D Wright II of Federal District Court ruled that a 1992 binding agreement between Shuster's sister Jean & brother Frank and DC Comics had prevented the siblings from attempting to terminate copyrights.
In the agreement, Jean forfeited rights in return for Warners' settling of Frank's debts and payment of USD 25,000 a year for the rest of her life....more
06:14 PM, Oct 18, 2012