Marvel comics sues game maker
Fred von Lohmann of The Electronic Frontier Foundation wrote an article appearing in law.com entitled Et tu, Marvel?. Seems Marvel comics has sued a company that created an online game called City of Heroes for copyright and trade-mark infringement. The game allows users to create their own superheroes then join other players in a virtual on-line world. Marvel is concerned that the users might create heroes similar to their own. The article points out that if this was successful, it would not be a leap to require kids to get permission to pretend to be superheroes in their own back yards!