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‘Struggling’ Screenwriter Sued By Twentieth Century Fox For $12 Million

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‘Struggling’ Screenwriter Sued By Twentieth Century Fox For $12 Million

Written by enigmax on November 28, 2010

Described online as a struggling screenwriter who sells flowers to make ends meet, P.J. McIlvaine is now facing the biggest struggle of her life. After creating a free online library of Hollywood movie scripts to assist other screenwriters, she incurred the wrath of Twentieth Century Fox. Without any previous contact, the movie giant sent private investigators to P.J’s home to gather information and has now sued for a mind boggling $12 million.

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  • Crosbie Fitch November 29, 2010, 1:21 pm

    It is of course a copyright infringement to illicitly quote a protected movie script in whole or part, but as there is no longer any point in evading evidence of such given only accusation is needed, I may as well produce the following infringing derivative:

    “Listen, and understand! That Film Production Corporation is out there! It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are bankrupt, incarcerated, or dead.”

    Can someone go back in time and forestall the legislator who had the bright idea of granting immortal corporations equivalent status to human beings? Better still, go back and tip the Framers off that Madison was going to insert a clause he would later insinuate gave Congress power to grant the privileges of copyright and patent. Strangely, even today, these privileges are no longer to restricted to the original authors and inventors, but are also transferable to others, especially the aforesaid immortal corporations.

    When does this cultural cancer stop? Must we all end up bankrupt and incarcerated before we say ‘enough’? Or will it take starvation and the annihilation of all content consuming cattle before the corporate golems finally power down?

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