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'Iron Man' Composer's Lawsuit Over Ghostface Killah Sampling Revived by Appeals Court

29 July 2016 7:16 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

On Friday, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals gave Jack Urbont, composer of the "Iron Man Theme" on the 1960s television show The Marvel Super Heroes, another shot in a copyright dispute with Sony Music over sampling by rapper Ghostface Killer. The decision not only has something of interest for fans of Marvel comics and Wu Tang Clan, but also for those dealing with the complexity of ownership in entertainment. Urbont, whose later musical work includes That 70's Show, Oprah, 20/20 and The View, was asked by Marvel's Stan Lee in the 1960s to create music for the television show, and after reviewing comic books

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