2nd Circuit finds agreement over Ghost Rider copyright “ambiguous”

The dispute between Marvel and Gary Friedrich, creator of the modern Ghost Rider, is reignited

On Tuesday, the 2nd Circuit revived a dispute between comics goliath Marvel Entertainment LLC and Ghost Rider creator Gary Friedrich, saying that there is some question as to who has the rights to the character.

In December 2011, a judge ruled in favor of Marvel, but the 2nd Circuit found that a 1978 agreement is “ambiguous” on whether the parties meant to give renewal rights to the superhero character to Marvel.

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