Let me get this straight. C3 as the heirs to the Three Stooges owns the images of the TS and hands out the licenses on Stooge merchandise like clothing and toys etc and Columbia/Sony owns the rights to the original shorts and features filmed for Columbia.
Does Sony have to pay C3 to use the Stooges images on their DVD releases??
Does C3 have to approve a DVD release by Sony or Fox or any other company?
C3 was the company founded by Moe, Larry and Curly-Joe so does it own the images of Shemp or Curly? If so why since neither of them are represented by the company?
Sorry if these are oddball nitpicky questions
I am just trying to learn all I can about the Stooges.