Marvel Says Its Case Is Strong
by DAVID ADAMS
PC Games, publication date: 14 March 2005
"The case prompts various questions of fair use and copyright, with some critics claiming that NCsoft and Cryptic cannot be responsible for the countless ways users may express themselves using the game's customization -- just as Adobe would not be responsible, say, if someone used its PhotoShop software to create trademark-infringing content. However, Marvel believes it is possible to create what are essentially versions of its branded characters and play as them in the game -- and clearly the company has not licensed its properties for use in City of Heroes."