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I'm waiting for Spider Jerusalem to become public domain.
I can't understand why Moore could use Griffin either. Is merely calling him Hawley Griffin enough to dodge a bullet? As for the movie, Wikipedia says the character was renamed because of the Universal movie The Invisible Man, so even if the original Wells book wasn't an impediment, why didn't Moore come a cropper because of that? I'm all confused.
It's interesting you bring up the morals clause, 46&2, because even above and beyond the trouble Moore had with Great Ormond Street Hospital over Lost Girls, how did he get away with anything in that magnificent book?
Thanks for the responses, although I must admit I'm still in the dark. I'm not sure the U.S. is the copyright playground it might be (RIAA/MPAA anyone?). There is obviously a fine line between artistic freedom and ensuring creatives are properly compensated for their work, one that Moore might be playing with here. At the very least it should make stodgy legal discussions a little more interesting.