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Heirs to Jerry Siegel Regain Rights to Superman - Fulfill Dream

Under copyright law, DC Comics and the Siegels are now co-owners of Superman.

Lauren Siegel Larson and Joanne Siegel at the 1996 San Diego Comic Con
Termination of Copyright Transfer
April 16, 1999
SUPERMAN by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, 1934
After decades of legal battles, on April 16, 1999, Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's wife and daughter regained his portion of the copyright to SUPERMAN.  This means that they are now fifty percent owners of Superman. 

DETAILS
August 31, 1999

DC ATTEMPTS BUYOUT
September 16, 1999

DC OWES 58 YEARS BACK PROFITS
September 23, 1999

THE BATTLE FOR SUPERMAN RAGES ON...
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August 4, 2004

2005: battle continues

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2008: Superboy
2008 update
July 2009 update - a victory for DC


NEWS LINKS
Last updated September 16, 1999

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