Stan Lee Studios sues for Conan rights.

#1 Posted by allhailme (286 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't see this posted. Apparently Stan Lee Studios has sued for the rights to the conan franchise. Note this isn't Stan himself,they apparently sued him at one point too.
 
http://nerdbastards.com/2011/08/22/conan-defeated-at-box-office-stan-lee-media-sues/

#2 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio

They don't have a chance.. Conan along with many of the stories written by Robert E Howard about said character are in the public domain. So that means anyone can use them for any purpose. Sorry Stan Lee Studios you're just wasting your time, but I am sure Lionsgate will share the movie expense with you if you really want a share of the profit.

#3 Posted by JediXMan (31282 posts) - - Show Bio

Lovely.

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#4 Posted by Shadow_Thief (2502 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nova`Prime`: Huh...I thought Paradox studios owned all film rights to the REH properties, and were just marketing the films through Lionsgate.

If what you're saying in the case, though, it makes me wish Stan Lee Studios would drop the suit and channel the funds into making an actual decent Conan film.

#5 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@Nova`Prime` said:

They don't have a chance.. Conan along with many of the stories written by Robert E Howard about said character are in the public domain. So that means anyone can use them for any purpose. Sorry Stan Lee Studios you're just wasting your time, but I am sure Lionsgate will share the movie expense with you if you really want a share of the profit.

Conan is not in the public domain, he's a licensed property

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#6 Posted by turoksonofstone (12901 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek_the_lost said:

@Nova`Prime` said:

They don't have a chance.. Conan along with many of the stories written by Robert E Howard about said character are in the public domain. So that means anyone can use them for any purpose. Sorry Stan Lee Studios you're just wasting your time, but I am sure Lionsgate will share the movie expense with you if you really want a share of the profit.

Conan is not in the public domain, he's a licensed property

This.
#7 Posted by pikahyper (12696 posts) - - Show Bio

Bunch of corporate std riddled whores always tryin to screw their way into more money.

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#8 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio

@aztek_the_lost said:

@Nova`Prime` said:

They don't have a chance.. Conan along with many of the stories written by Robert E Howard about said character are in the public domain. So that means anyone can use them for any purpose. Sorry Stan Lee Studios you're just wasting your time, but I am sure Lionsgate will share the movie expense with you if you really want a share of the profit.

Conan is not in the public domain, he's a licensed property

Yes Conan is a licensed property, but that does not mean the character isn't in the public domain, many of the the early R E Howard early Conan stories do fall into the public domain. You can have a copyrighted version and a public domain version... just look at the characters used by Dynamite for PSP, those characters are public domain, but the characters Dynamite put their spin on falls under their copyright, or another example is DCs Blue Beetle, the original Blue Beetle, Dan Garret is in public domain. Just like Captain Marvel, the name is copyright by Marvel, but some of the Golden Age appearances of Captain Marvel do fall under public domain, and then some fall under DCs copyright. So really Conan is public domain and a licensed property.

#9 Posted by turoksonofstone (12901 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nova`Prime` said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

@Nova`Prime` said:

They don't have a chance.. Conan along with many of the stories written by Robert E Howard about said character are in the public domain. So that means anyone can use them for any purpose. Sorry Stan Lee Studios you're just wasting your time, but I am sure Lionsgate will share the movie expense with you if you really want a share of the profit.

Conan is not in the public domain, he's a licensed property

Yes Conan is a licensed property, but that does not mean the character isn't in the public domain, many of the the early R E Howard early Conan stories do fall into the public domain. You can have a copyrighted version and a public domain version... just look at the characters used by Dynamite for PSP, those characters are public domain, but the characters Dynamite put their spin on falls under their copyright, or another example is DCs Blue Beetle, the original Blue Beetle, Dan Garret is in public domain. Just like Captain Marvel, the name is copyright by Marvel, but some of the Golden Age appearances of Captain Marvel do fall under public domain, and then some fall under DCs copyright. So really Conan is public domain and a licensed property.

Like Tarzan he is not Public Domain, both Tarzan and Conan may have some stories that are in the Public Domain but if you tried to use them you would indeed be sued by the estates. 
#10 Posted by PowerHerc (85335 posts) - - Show Bio

@turoksonofstone said:

@Nova`Prime` said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

@Nova`Prime` said:

They don't have a chance.. Conan along with many of the stories written by Robert E Howard about said character are in the public domain. So that means anyone can use them for any purpose. Sorry Stan Lee Studios you're just wasting your time, but I am sure Lionsgate will share the movie expense with you if you really want a share of the profit.

Conan is not in the public domain, he's a licensed property

Yes Conan is a licensed property, but that does not mean the character isn't in the public domain, many of the the early R E Howard early Conan stories do fall into the public domain. You can have a copyrighted version and a public domain version... just look at the characters used by Dynamite for PSP, those characters are public domain, but the characters Dynamite put their spin on falls under their copyright, or another example is DCs Blue Beetle, the original Blue Beetle, Dan Garret is in public domain. Just like Captain Marvel, the name is copyright by Marvel, but some of the Golden Age appearances of Captain Marvel do fall under public domain, and then some fall under DCs copyright. So really Conan is public domain and a licensed property.

Like Tarzan he is not Public Domain, both Tarzan and Conan may have some stories that are in the Public Domain but if you tried to use them you would indeed be sued by the estates.

I agree. Use them at your own risk.

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