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2013年12月10日 (火)

Jacob Kurtzberg

1. Marvel Characters, Inc. v. Kirby,
726 F.3d 119, 2013 Copr.L.Dec. P 30,470, 86 Fed.R.Serv.3d 286, 107 U.S.P.Q.2d 1813, C.A.2 (N.Y.), August 08, 2013 (NO. 11-3333-CV)
  ... United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. MARVEL CHARACTERS, INCORPORATED Marvel Worldwide , Incorporated, MVL Rights, LLC , Plaintiffs–Counter–Defendants–Appellees, Walt Disney Company Marvel Entertainment , Incorporated, Counter–Defendants–Appellees, v. Lisa R. KIRBY, Neal L. Kirby, Susan N. Kirby, Barbara J. Kirby, Defendants–Counter...

...of the most influential comic book artists of all time. At various times throughout his career, he produced drawings for Marvel Comics, a comic book publisher that has since grown into the multifaceted enterprise reflected in the case caption: Marvel Characters, Inc., Marvel Worldwide, Inc., MVL Rights, LLC, and Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (collectively, “Marvel”). At issue here are the rights to drawings Kirby allegedly created between 1958 and 1963. The Kirbys appeal from the district court's grant of summary judgment to Marvel, which was based on the conclusion that all of the works at issue are “works made for hire” within the...

...their favor. See, e.g., Singer v. Ferro, 711 F.3d 334, 339 (2d Cir.2013) Jack Kirby Jack Kirby, born Jacob Kurtzberg in New York City's Lower East Side in 1917, began his career in the comic book business in the late......


KeyCite Yellow Flag - Negative Treatment 2. Marvel Worldwide, Inc. v. Kirby,
756 F.Supp.2d 461, S.D.N.Y., November 22, 2010 (NO. 10 CIV. 141 CM KNF)
  ... United States District Court, S.D. New York. MARVEL WORLDWIDE, INC. Marvel Characters, Inc. and MVL Rights, LLC , Plaintiffs, v. Lisa R. KIRBY, Barbara J. Kirby, Neal L. Kirby and Susan M. Kirby, Defendants. Lisa R. Kirby, Barbara J. Kirby, Neal L. Kirby and Susan M. Kirby, Counterclaim–Plaintiffs, v. Marvel Worldwide, Inc. Marvel Characters, Inc. MVL Rights, LLC Marvel Entertainment, Inc. The Walt Disney Company , and Does 1 through 10, Counterclaim–Defendants. No. 10 Civ. 141 (CM)(KNF). Nov...

...Defendants. DECISION AND ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART COUNTERCLAIM–DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS McMAHON , District Judge. Plaintiffs Marvel Worldwide, Inc., Marvel Characters, Inc., and MVL Rights, LLC (collectively “Marvel”) commenced this action seeking declaratory relief as to the work-for-hire status of the comic-book stories and characters...

...Kirby, Neal L. Kirby, and Susan M. Kirby (collectively, the “Kirbys”) counterclaimed for declaratory relief and joined additional Counterclaim–Defendants Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (“Marvel Entertainment”), The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”), and Does 1 through 10. Presently before this Court is the Counterclaim–Defendants' motion to dismiss the five counterclaims alleged by the Kirbys. The Counterclaim–Defendants also move to dismiss Marvel Entertainment and Disney as Counterclaim–Defendants. For the following reasons, the Counterclaim–Defendants' motion to dismiss the second, third, fourth......

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