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(Twitter)   Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, unless you just straight up fully plagiarize the work without permission to make an award-winning short film   (twitter.com) divider line
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2021-02-01 7:14:35 PM  
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TWX [TotalFark]
2021-02-01 7:21:08 PM  
When this sort of thing is proven, the the courts need to rule that the revenue, not simply the profits, go to the aggrieved party.

I'm also looking at you, Disney, and your continued failure to pay Alan Dean Foster.
 
2021-02-01 7:28:05 PM  
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2021-02-01 8:29:20 PM  

TWX: When this sort of thing is proven, the the courts need to rule that the revenue, not simply the profits, go to the aggrieved party.

I'm also looking at you, Disney, and your continued failure to pay Alan Dean Foster.


Wouldn't take much to prove it. They literally cited his comic as the inspiration and asked him to help promote it after the fact
 
2021-02-01 8:42:15 PM  

TWX: When this sort of thing is proven, the the courts need to rule that the revenue, not simply the profits, go to the aggrieved party.

I'm also looking at you, Disney, and your continued failure to pay Alan Dean Foster.


I've got bad news:  awards aren't revenue.  Getting this stuff played at film festivals is a loser, financially.  There's nothing to be gained by suing anyone other than the directors.  Probably not *much* to gain by that.
 
2021-02-01 8:42:51 PM  
When this sort of thing is proven, the the courts need to rule that the revenue, not simply the profits, go to the aggrieved party.

I'm also looking at you, Disney, and your continued failure to pay Alan Dean Foster.
 
2021-02-01 8:56:07 PM  
I just read about this on Adam's Instragram. And it's low to rip off a comic artist for your storyboard and script.
 
2021-02-01 9:03:40 PM  
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/Oops.
 
2021-02-01 9:11:50 PM  

grokca: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 258x195]


I'd think it was more of an adaptation of Hamlet
 
2021-02-01 10:24:08 PM  
What sucks is this short film will get much more attention because of this.

There's no money in shorts. It's to show your ability as a filmmaker, to fill your reel, and (most of the time) to practice filmmaking.

It's a shame the filmmakers didn't collaborate with the writer. If the film is getting selected at even middling festivals, and winning awards, they can't plead ignorance. Their best defense would be it's a different expression of the concept, but if the characters have the same names and the plot details are identical throughout, these guys may have killed their careers.

/screenwriter and filmmaker
 
2021-02-01 10:47:43 PM  

iron de havilland: From the comments:

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Oops indeed
 
2021-02-01 10:53:59 PM  

Codenamechaz: iron de havilland: From the comments:

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Oops indeed


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2021-02-02 12:10:05 AM  

Codenamechaz: iron de havilland: From the comments:

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Oops indeed


BUSTED.
 
2021-02-02 12:20:54 AM  

TWX: When this sort of thing is proven, the the courts need to rule that the revenue, not simply the profits, go to the aggrieved party.

I'm also looking at you, Disney, and your continued failure to pay Alan Dean Foster.


This
 
2021-02-02 12:49:08 AM  

gopher321: Codenamechaz: iron de havilland: From the comments:

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Oops indeed

BUSTED.


It's not even funny or interesting. Why would you steal that?
 
2021-02-02 1:07:00 AM  

grokca: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 258x195]


YMS: Kimba the White Lion
Youtube G5B1mIfQuo4
 
2021-02-02 1:12:31 AM  
That's what Joe said in college when he plagiarized and when he took over Neil Kinnocks speeches.
 
2021-02-02 1:23:27 AM  

iron de havilland: From the comments:

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That's a common thought and about the most obvious way to draw it in four panels.
 
2021-02-02 1:31:36 AM  
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Is it?
IS IT?
IS IT?

/If only there was some way to express the loss he must feel.
 
2021-02-02 2:22:41 AM  

Boudyro: gopher321: Codenamechaz: iron de havilland: From the comments:

[i.imgur.com image 598x409]

/Oops.

[Fark user image 587x851]

Oops indeed

BUSTED.

It's not even funny or interesting. Why would you steal that?


This is why courts usually throw out those lawsuits from writers claiming that Hollywood stole their ideas. You can't copyright ideas because different people living in different parts of the world can in fact spontaneously come up with the exact same idea. Its the guy who makes it a reality that gets to reap the spoils from it.

This however is a bit more complex: the filmmakers admitted that they took his idea and expanded on it, and even tried to get him to promote it. If they had kept their mouths shut they would have gotten away with reasonable doubt. I honestly don't think they could be liable for damages, but their reputations are shot and now they have a reputation as thieves. That'll be enough to do them in without having to pay damages.

/When in doubt: Deny Deny Deny.
//I've seen several stories about creating human life through detritus like fingernails and hair. It's not an uncommon idea.
 
2021-02-02 4:03:04 AM  

iron de havilland: From the comments:

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You were saying...?
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2021-02-02 7:26:43 AM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: iron de havilland: From the comments:

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You were saying...?
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All 3 ripped off father of the bride starring Steve martin...

Maybe it was father of the bride part2?
 
2021-02-02 7:47:51 AM  
A couple of years ago, Alton Brown retweeted a short film about a child scared of "the monster under the bed" which was the exact same story as one that had been made years earlier.
 
2021-02-02 8:03:17 AM  

ng2810: Boudyro: gopher321: Codenamechaz: iron de havilland: From the comments:

[i.imgur.com image 598x409]

/Oops.

[Fark user image 587x851]

Oops indeed

BUSTED.

It's not even funny or interesting. Why would you steal that?

This is why courts usually throw out those lawsuits from writers claiming that Hollywood stole their ideas. You can't copyright ideas because different people living in different parts of the world can in fact spontaneously come up with the exact same idea. Its the guy who makes it a reality that gets to reap the spoils from it.

This however is a bit more complex: the filmmakers admitted that they took his idea and expanded on it, and even tried to get him to promote it. If they had kept their mouths shut they would have gotten away with reasonable doubt. I honestly don't think they could be liable for damages, but their reputations are shot and now they have a reputation as thieves. That'll be enough to do them in without having to pay damages.

/When in doubt: Deny Deny Deny.
//I've seen several stories about creating human life through detritus like fingernails and hair. It's not an uncommon idea.


I was referring to the dog tongue comic. But yeah, the directors are thieving scumbags of the highest order.

I seriously wonder about some folks' upbringings sometimes. I mean my parents screwed up teaching me right from left, and how to tell time on a clock with hands, but they thoroughly and utterly covered "don't be a scumbag."
 
2021-02-02 8:57:17 AM  
 
2021-02-02 9:56:06 AM  

Naido: TWX: When this sort of thing is proven, the the courts need to rule that the revenue, not simply the profits, go to the aggrieved party.

I'm also looking at you, Disney, and your continued failure to pay Alan Dean Foster.

I've got bad news:  awards aren't revenue.  Getting this stuff played at film festivals is a loser, financially.  There's nothing to be gained by suing anyone other than the directors.  Probably not *much* to gain by that.


Let loose the copyright lawyers. Sue the venues for related ticket (or streaming because 2020) sales. At least end up with a guild and union block against them.
 
2021-02-02 10:41:34 AM  
I'm still waiting for my check from Syfy for making up the word "SHARKNADO", damn it.
 
2021-02-02 10:53:39 AM  
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2021-02-02 11:50:18 AM  

iron de havilland: From the comments:

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/Oops.


Also from the comments: https://twitter.com/moby_di​ckhead/stat​us/1356424173820780545

Seems that he got ripped off again.
 
2021-02-02 1:04:03 PM  
The stupidest part of it is, if they hadn't used the comic as storyboarding and had added something of their own to it, I doubt the concept of planting nail clippings to grow a person would be enough to prove theft of IP.  I mean, you can very well go make a movie about rebels fighting a galactic emperor - just be sure that the comparisons end there.
 
2021-02-02 3:46:55 PM  
Melania nods approvingly.
 
2021-02-02 11:23:53 PM  
Just ask Joe Biden.

Not once, not twice, not three times.  Just Google "Joe Biden plagiarism" and count the times.
 
2021-02-02 11:46:44 PM  
A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from an "amateur porn star's producer" asking me if I intended to write a sequel to a short story I posted under an alias at Literotica.com a few years ago. It seems this babe made a short film out of my story and she wanted to make a sequel and thought I might oblige and write her one. NO monetary offers were made. The babe didn't even offer me a free copy of her opus, which she sells for forty bucks online! I viewed it through a "grey source" and damned if it isn't a one-for-one scene-for-scene copy of my story! True, I never published the original story with the intention of making money but the idea of them reaching out to me for a free plot to a sequel of something they ripped off in the first place is quite humorous.
Most of my writing these days appears on Amazon and I get paid for it.

/ I know you are curious Farkers. The story was about a scientist who shrinks the wife of his boss and holds her hostage until the boss's company signs over ninety-percent of the rights to the inventor. He does lots of things you would imagine an average Farker would do with a life-size and living Barbie doll.
 
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