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Appeals Court Rules for Gaiman in Spawn Suit

Neil Gaiman blogs about the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upholding his victory over publisher Todd MacFarlane in the district court below. Gaiman and MacFarlane are now officially co-copyright holders in some of the Spawn characters. Gaiman also clarifies that MacFarlane probably does not hold any interests in the Miracleman/Marvelman character.

Link via Monitor Duty.

update: link to Judge Posner's opinion.

Re: Appeals Court Rules for Gaiman in Spawn Suit

Uncle Ghastly's picture

That'll teach him. Way to make Todd your ***** Neil.

Re: Appeals Court Rules for Gaiman in Spawn Suit

This is really ironic considering one of the first Spawn issues (#8, I think) that Todd did hand-to-hand with Dave Sims, which was a metaphore regarding comic characters copyright issues...

That comic hasn't been rereleased in trade paperbacks later (at least here in Spain)