2nd Circuit: Disputed Copyrights Were Works For Hire

2nd Circuit: Disputed Copyrights Were Works For Hire

NEW YORK - A New York federal judge properly found that Marvel Characters Inc. is entitled to summary judgment in its copyright dispute with the family of famed illustrator Jack Kirby because the drawings at issue were "works made for hire" within the meaning of Section 304(c) of the Copyright Act, the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 8 (Marvel Characters Inc. et al. v. Lisa R. Kirby et al., No. 11-3333, 2nd Cir.).

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