Warner Bros. wins latest round in Superman copyright conundrum

Movie studio and DC Comics’ parent still sparring with heirs of the superhero’s creators

If only the Man of Steel were real that he could reverse the Earth’s rotation, turn back time and settle this squabble before it ever started. The epic battle for Superman’s rights has been dragging on for years now, as DC Comics, the longtime publisher of Superman comic books, and its parent Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., appealed a district court’s 2008 partial summary judgment decision.

The newest issue in the case hit newsstands Tuesday when a three-judge 9th Circuit panel ruled in favor of Warner Bros. and DC Comics in its declaratory judgment action against the comic book character’s creators’ heirs and their attorney.

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