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Passing It Around

Illegal Hollywood Practice Of Passing Around Unlawfully Procured Copyrighted Work

February 25. 2008

The Matrix

The Sophia Stewart "Matrix" copyright infringement case served as additional proof to many that there is a very serious problem with copyright theft in Hollywood.

This case, like many others, testifies against the nasty entertainment industry practice of passing around copyrighted works illegally procured by Hollywood denizens.

Neo from the Matrix

When I watched the film "The Matrix" I immediately recognized many Christian themes in it that others have written about in the press as well.

Then later I thought, how did these two guys, the Wachowskis, one a cross-dresser calling himself "Lana" who left his wife, the other another oddball, author a script with such a strong Christian bent to it. It just didn't add up.

The Matrix

Most cross-dressers and gays usually don't cite the Bible, as it is the Book that calls their lifestyle a sin that the Lord says they are to repent of (stop doing) and He will forgive them. Hollywood gays are almost always hostile and disrespectful towards the Bible and Christians - hence the rampant sacrilegious garbage on your TV.

Yes, that's a dude - copyright infringer Larry "Lana" Wachowski of the Matrix

Then you find out that a New York born, black Christian woman, Sophia Stewart, wrote a script called "The Third Eye," submitted it to the Wachowski brothers via answering an ad they placed in the paper for material.

Andy Wachowski posing with "Matrix" producer Joel Silver, who is underwriting another infringement, Rock N Rolla, by Guy Ritchie (Madonna's emasculated husband). Old habits die hard.

A couple years later, they willfully infringed her copyright, also known as a crime. They were caught lying in court documents where they ended up contradicting previous statements.

Sophia Stewart

Then you find out Sophia Stewart contacted the FBI regarding the infringement of her copyright by Warner Bros. and the Wachowskis.

Copyright infringement is a crime the FBI investigates, as it is a criminal breach of federal law (and United Nations laws as well).

Scene from the Matrix

The FBI investigated and found her copyrighted script "The Third Eye" was on the set of "The Matrix." They also found the Wachowski brothers and Warner Bros. edited out 30 minutes of the movie in an attempt to avoid copyright infringement claims. Clearly they didn't edit enough, as her script still makes up the backbone of the film "The Matrix."

James Cameron

The FBI also found during the course of their investigation that her copyrighted script was passed to James Cameron over at Columbia Pictures, and he infringed it as well for his movie "The Terminator."

Among other things, the phrase made popular in the film "The Terminator" as said by Arnold Schwarzenegger, "I'll be back," was in Sophia Stewart's copyrighted script years before Cameron infringed it for said film. It's just one of several infringements contained in the movie.

Jessica Alba in Dark Angel

It should be noted, James Cameron has been formally accused by others of stealing several projects including Dark Angel (which he was sued for), Titanic (there was a very similar Titanic documentary that aired on national TV one year before Cameron decided to make his) and the forthcoming Avatar.

"According to court documentation, an FBI investigation discovered that more than thirty minutes had been edited from the original film, in an attempt to avoid penalties for copyright infringement. The investigation also stated that credible witnesses employed at Warner Brothers came forward, claiming that the executives and lawyers had full knowledge that the work in question did not belong to the Wachowski Brothers. These witnesses claimed to have seen Stewart's original work and that it had been often used during preparation of the motion pictures. The defendants tried, on several occasions, to have Stewart's case dismissed, without success." (yahoo link)

COPYRIGHT FACTS

Copyright Infringement Is A Crime

It's the running theme in Hollywood - steal, steal, steal. Never mind international and domestic law calls copyright infringement a serious financial crime and violation of U.N. treaties.

Copyrights Are Intangible Assets

Copyright infringement is the equivalent of stealing someone's home, stocks or bonds, as copyrights under all applicable laws (criminal and civil court - copyright, bankruptcy and tax law), are categorized as "intangible assets." Like any other asset, when liquidated/used copyrights become money.

Put it this way, they include copyrights as intangible assets when calculating one's net worth. Therefore, stealing copyrighted material is a crime, as you have stolen someone else's assets A/K/A money. You're a thief. A criminal. A fraud. A fake.

Copyright Lawyers

If Hollywood didn't engage in copyright infringement at the stunning rate it does, there wouldn't be so many copyright lawyers and law firms. There are 3,780 listed copyright law firms in America.

Anyone can file a copyright, it doesn't require a lawyer to do that. But sadly, any deceitful, dishonest person can steal a copyright, hence the need for copyright lawyers to litigate and get said protected work back.

If there was no demand for copyright lawyers due to rampant cases of infringement, there would be no supply. Those 3,780 firms exist for a reason. Full stop.

In Closing

Typical of Hollywood and this ugly, unlawful arrogance it operates under, people's copyrights are being brazenly stolen in violation of the law.

They behave as though others have no rights, when the United Nations states everyone has rights. They think they are above everyone else because they are famous, when it takes nothing to become a celebrity these days.

As a standing rule for anyone claiming to be a songwriter, producer, author or screenplay writer: if you were that good, you'd write your own stuff instead of stealing everybody else's.

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