It's hilarious how Toberoff paints this picture of the evil greedy giant corporation Warner Bros bilking these poor innocent Jewish kids who created Superman out of their rightful shares of the profits.
First of all, WB didn't buy DC until the late 70s, and at the original time of the creation of Superman, National Comics was a small press publisher, the publisher it should be noted, who was taking all the risk in publishing the book. After Superman hit it big, Siegel and Shucter were getting royalties right off the bat, earning hundreds of thousands of dollars! In todays economy they were MULTI MILLIONAIRES. They squandered all their fucking money in the 50s and 60s!!
Then, WB graciously gave them a stipend in their old age until the day they died, without any legal pressure.
Lastly, it has been DC who has been custodian of this character for the past 70+ years, publishing the comics, keeping the figure public in the minds eye in print, and in other media as well so that the NOW the character has reached such iconis status all over the world. And the character's popularity is now the reflection of the work of literally HUNDREDS of writers, hundreds of artists, hundreds of editors, all working and sharing the effort decade after decade to make him that icon.
So while the letter of the law might be concerned with the minutiea of Copyright Laws and extensions and whatnot. This is just a greedy money grab by grandchildren and a lawyer of dubious reputation looking to get a free ride on the backs of others AFTER all the hard work has been put in.
Fuck you, Mark Toberoff. I shit in your eye.
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