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Supreme Court stays out of Batmobile case, a victory for DC Comics' copyright crusade

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Pow! Zap! Bam! DC Comics has won its crusade against Batmobile duplicates.

The comic book publisher's legal battle with a Temecula mechanic over knockoffs of Batman's prized vehicle won't go before the Supreme Court. 

On Monday, the high court declined to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that said the Batmobile couldn't be replicated without permission from DC Comics, the copyright owner.

Mark Towle had been producing versions of Batman's vehicle as it appeared in the 1966 Adam West television program and the 1989 Tim Burton-directed movie about the caped crusader.

Read the whole story at LA Times

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