Disney’s Marvel unit sues heirs of superhero comic creators

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The so-called “Marvel Method” was the focus in a lawsuit over “Ghost Rider.”

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The new lawsuits stir up old controversies. And Disney’s Marvel unit is claiming they are “virtually identical circumstances” to cases where it has prevailed in the past.

If the plaintiffs succeed, Disney will still share co-ownership of character rights. But the studio will have to share its profits. And fortunately for Disney copyright termination provision law can only be enforced in the U.S. Disney continues 100% control and profit from a foreign distribution.