Batmobile Replica Maker Asks High Court To Review DC Comic’s Copyright Claim
(February 18, 2016, 3:04 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Automobiles and other “useful items” are not copyrightable, a mechanic who makes batmobile replicas argues in a petition filed Jan. 21 with the U.S. Supreme Court requesting review of an appellate court’s ruling that his vehicles infringed upon DC Comics’ property rights (Mark Towle v. DC Comics, No. 15-943, U.S. Sup.).
(Petition for writ of certiorari available. Document #78-160222-006B.)
DC Comics is the publisher of comic books featuring the crime-fighting Batman character and his Batmobile. Batman and the Batmobile also have appeared in...