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Southern District Judge Colleen McMahon ruled yesterday that Marvel Worldwide Inc. owns the copyrights to more than a dozen superheroes, including Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, over the claims of the estate of a legendary artist. Marvel Worldwide had sought to invalidate 45 notices sent by the heirs of artist Jack Kirby to try to terminate its copyrights, effective on dates ranging from 2014 through 2019. The famed artist died in 1994. The comics were published between 1958 and 1963.

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