Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Urban Legends

Neil -It's interesting and a little creepy to learn that the Matrix doesn't rightfully belong to the Wachowski Brothers, said Brothers have been sued for (among other things) copyright infringement, and their new "sister" is going to get a very large settlement for all three movies. You may know this already.Link to Salt Lake City Globe Here Good luck with the rest of your book, Laura

Actually, what I got out of that article was that the Salt Lake City Globe are extremely lazy people who print press releases, and that all that has happened is that a judge has said yes, the plaintiff's case can go to trial. Nobody's won it, and that I certainly wouldn't put any money on the plaintiff winning it. (At the point where the plaintiff announces that she's not just getting a cut of all the Matrix movies, but of the Terminator films as well, that she --

will recover damages from the films, The Matrix I, II and III, as well as The Terminator and its sequels. She will soon receive one of the biggest payoffs in the history of Hollywood, as the gross receipts of both films and their sequels total over 2.5 billion dollars

-- my loony detector alarms started going off and I began to read a bit more closely, and the case started looking more and more like the mad muggles lady who sued J. K. Rowling for plagiarism, another case that went to trial and stopped right there.)

Remember that while Hollywood people are often ethically challenged, they aren't stupid. It's normally easier to buy something than it is to steal it.

Ah well, if she has a case, best of luck to her.


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