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Batmobile Gets Copyright Protection

Posted Sep 25, 2015

A panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held  that the Batmobile, “as it appeared in the Batman comic books, television series, and motion picture, was entitled to copyright protection because this automotive character was a sufficiently distinctive element of the works”.  The opinion also contains this quote, “As Batman so sagely told Robin, “In our well-ordered society, protection of private property is essential”.”  Read articles in the San Jose Mercury News and the Wall Street Journal’s LawBlog.