Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures recently came to an agreement regarding Spiderman and his related characters. Would a question about that agreement, including details on who owns what and how each party can use the character, be on topic?

The tour of the site claims that "Behind-the-scenes and fandom information" questions are on-topic, but I thought it would be best to check here first.

  • Not sure where this falls. If it's about the technicals of the agreement it might not be. Bear in mind I've already asked a really similar question and it got messed to the movies stackexchange
    – AncientSwordRage Mod
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 9:06
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    Note that the actual terms of any formal agreement between the studios is held confidential so any answers will only be based on a handful of (contradictory) answers given at press conferences.
    – Valorum
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 9:09
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    @Pureferret I've asked it in the Movies and TV Exchange at the moment, but the community on Sci Fi and Fantasy is much better. Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 9:10

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As you've noted, the tour states:

Ask about...

  • Plot, character, or setting explanations
  • Historical or societal context of a work
  • Behind-the-scenes and fandom information
  • Story identification
  • Franchise/series reading or viewing order

(emphasis mine).

I think this should fall under "behind-the-scenes and fandom information" and should therefore be on topic, provided that you ask about its impact on the franchise / canon. (In other words, questions about how much money went where should be off topic).

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