This Superhero Is More Lucrative Than Batman And The Avengers Combined

The Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and the Dark Knight series may rule the box office, but the real superhero money comes from licensed products. And the superhero with the most lucrative license—earning a whopping $1.3 billion a year—is neither Bat nor big-screen Avenger. » 11/14/14 10:30am 11/14/14 10:30am

Why it's so expensive to license the rights to a fictional character

Recently, two seemingly contradictory pieces of copyright law have popped up in the news. One is the case of Jonathan Coulton, whose arrangement of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" was lifted by the producers of Glee. Another is the recent case of a car customizer who was barred from making Batmobiles by a District… » 2/27/13 12:00pm 2/27/13 12:00pm

Unseen Star Wars Visions Emerge

They were the images that Lucasfilm didn't want you to see, and now they're being released more than a decade later with George's blessing. A sign of new hope that Star Wars is ready for some brand new New Visions, or just more proof that A Galaxy Far, Far Away is aggressively trying to fill your shelves and empty… » 12/01/08 1:21pm 12/01/08 1:21pm