Marvel Subpoenas Google Over the Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Leak

It's not a huge shock that Marvel and its parent company, Disney, are not happy that the Age of Ultron trailer that was supposed air during Agents of SHIELD got leaked a week early. So they've turned to the page in the angry corporation playbook labeled "invasive legal action." » 11/07/14 4:30am 11/07/14 4:30am

10 Real-Life Laws That Regulate The Supernatural World

When do you need to tell a prospective buyer your house is haunted? Where do you need a license to practice necromancy or to be reincarnated? And where can you file a lawsuit against a supernatural being? These real-life laws will tell you all that and more. » 6/11/14 10:23am 6/11/14 10:23am

Prog rock fantasy artist Roger Dean suing James Cameron over Avatar

Did the floating mountains and otherworldly landscapes in James Cameron's Avatar remind you of artist Roger Dean's fantastical paintings? Dean certainly thinks there's more than a passing resemblance. He's suing the director and 20th Century Fox, claiming Cameron based Pandora on Dean's artwork. » 6/29/13 11:00am 6/29/13 11:00am

Archaeologist suing makers of Indiana Jones, claiming their Crystal…

Can a fantastical movie be too historically accurate? Dr. Jaime Awe, director of the Institute of Archeology of Belize, has filed suit against Lucasfilm and Paramount Pictures claiming that the prop skull from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull bears a striking resemblance to one of the "real" Crystal… » 12/09/12 5:00pm 12/09/12 5:00pm

Who Created Spider-Man?

It's been confirmed that that Jack Kirby's heirs are, indeed, including Spider-Man and supporting characters in their list of Marvel characters that they want the rights to. The only problem with that? Well, Kirby didn't really create the character. » 9/22/09 3:30pm 9/22/09 3:30pm

Kirby Estate To Marvel, Movie Studios: We Want It Back

The legal battle between DC Comics and the heirs to co-creator Jerry Siegel now looks like the prelude to a much larger battle over comic book IP: Jack Kirby's heirs now want their rights to, well, the entire Marvel Universe. » 9/21/09 7:00am 9/21/09 7:00am

Delgo Creators Mulling Over Avatar Lawsuit

Since the release of the Avatar trailer last week, many across the Internet have noted certain parallels between the clips and the 2008 animated fantasy flop Delgo. These comparisons have not escaped Fathom Studios, the studio behind Delgo, which released a press release hinting at possible legal action: » 8/26/09 2:00pm 8/26/09 2:00pm

Jared Diamond Sued by New Guinea Natives for Crimes of Anthropology

Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, is being sued by two Papua, New Guinea, men who claim the award-winning science writer lied about their lives to prove that tribal culture is violent. » 4/24/09 11:10am 4/24/09 11:10am

No More Terminator Lawsuit

The latest Terminator skirmish is over, without dramatic gunfights and explosions. We'd be disappointed, except this isn't an episode of Sarah Connor we're talking about, but the lawsuit surrounding the rights ownership of Terminator: Salvation. » 4/17/09 8:00am 4/17/09 8:00am

Ultraman Usurper Banished

A Thai businessman who was claiming to be the co-creator of Ultraman has been ordered to cease and desist all Ultraman activities (how cool does that sound?) and to pay 10.7 million Thai baht to Japanese Tsuburaya Productions, rightful owners of the Ultraman legacy. For more than 10 years Sompote Saengduenchai has… » 2/08/08 11:20am 2/08/08 11:20am