Federal Judge Rules That 'Ghost Rider' Rights Belongs To Marvel
Reported by Outsiders - 09:50 PM 2011.12.29
Deadline is reporting that a federal judge has ruled that all rights of 'Ghost Rider' belongs to Marvel Comics.
In 1972, Marvel freelancer Gary Friedrich first conceived the character of 'Ghost Rider' with the character being played by Nicolas Cage in a 2007 movie and the upcoming sequel, "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance."
In his 2007 lawsuit, Friedrich claimed Marvel had infringed his rights to the character and its use in movies and merchandise. The judge said Friedrich relinquished his rights to Ghost Rider when he endorsed and cashed checks from Marvel. Those checks contained language relinquishing all rights.