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Old 2004-12-08, 01:38 PM   #12
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Originally posted by Cliffjumper
One question/thought, though... I'm very surprised McDontyk have much of a claim to what they've done for a corporate-owned comic.
It would depend on the exact terms of their contract (though interpritation of said contract is what's causing all the trouble), but generally charecters and plot created by the writter remain the writters property. Think of the various Doctor Who monsters the BBC don't own, or even the last episode of The Trial of a Timelord, where Pip and Jane were barred from knowing anything of Erics original script, including how the thing was supposed to end...

Even if DW could use any of the Mick gestalts plots I doubt they would as they'd want to avoid anything that could result in the old team trying to claim money...
 
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