A federal appeals court has found that two famous versions of the Batmobile were protected under the copyright for the original Batman comic strip held by DC Comics.
DC Comics, a unit of Time Warner’s Warner Bros. Entertainment that owns the copyright to the original Batman comic book series, had sued a San Diego area man who was selling full-sized replicas of the Batmobile— some for as much as $90,000 each—as depicted in both the 1966 television series “Batman” starring Adam West and the 1989 movie “Batman” featuring Michael Keaton.
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