tijir writes in with an interesting legal situation. A few months back there was a movie and video game based on the comic "Ghost Rider." However, the creator of the original "Ghost Rider" comic idea claims that the copyrights reverted back to him in 2001 -- and so he's suing damn near everyone, from Marvel to Sony Pictures to Take Two Interactive to Hasbro for the products they've made based on the Ghost Rider concept. The article is a little short on the details concerning who owned what copyrights (and what they covered) and why there's confusion over who actually owns them. However, it seems clear that Marvel believed it retained the copyrights that the creator insists reverted back to him. Also not explained (though you can probably guess why this happened) is why the guy waited until now -- well after the movie and the video game were released -- to file his complaint. It seems quite likely that he knew about the plans and production well before either product came to market. If it was really a concern, why not try to stop the production?
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