Marvel Claims Jack Kirby Was Just A Workerbee; Has No Right To Reclaim Copyright On Marvel Characters
from the and-here-we-go-again dept
I have to admit that I'm not a fan of the termination right for copyright, because it makes a huge mess of things. However, given that it's there, it's really pretty sickening the lengths to which big entertainment companies will go to try to block creators from using it. Remember, these are the same giant entertainment companies who will insist time and time again that they need special government protections to "protect the artists." But any chance they get they'll screw those artists over. You may recall the attempt a decade ago by the RIAA to change copyright law in the middle of the night (literally) by having a staffer slip four words into a larger piece of legislation that would have avoided some of these termination claims. The entertainment industry has no interest in protecting the artists. It only wants to protect its bottom line -- and if that means screwing over the artists, it will do so at every turn.