"Who owns the Rights?" is a new regular feature we're running covering the issue of who owns the rights to famous literary estates and authors' works, and allowing board members to investigate. Given how hard it can be to track owners, we make no guarantee we will find them. H.G. Wells was an author, social critic, satirist, and wrote on many other topics. Today he is best remembered for War of the Worlds, but his other works, like the Time Machine, have been incredibly influential on Science Fiction and have multiple film adaptations of varying accuracy. However his most influential work was non-fiction. One of his greatest fans was Churchill, and his book, The Rights of Man, laid the groundwork for what would become the UN's declaration of Human Rights. So who owns the rights?