Warner Bros has lost too many rights cases against its arch-nemesis, lawyer Marc Toberoff, especially the ongoing Superman litigation. So recently the studio hired Daniel Petrocelli to come up with a new strategy to prevent the studio from losing the rights to Superman in 2013 as a court has previously ruled, and Petrocelli has obliged. His hardball tactic: to get rid of Toberoff entirely.
A reminder from a prior post:
More evidence in the Siegel case against DC, dating from 1938 – 1947. Here’s a peach, from exhibit B, which shows use of that most dependable and passive-aggressive classic, time-honored and revered by bullies, pimps, and producers of neither talent nor vision everywhere, in any industry, since time began: don’t forget, we made you, we helped, and so now you owe us everything forever.
And what happens to the profitability of Warner/DC Comics when millions of people decide to act in solidarity with creators and decide not to pay for their digital editions? What happens when piracy becomes a political act? What is Warner/DC Comics going to do? Try to lock up every protester?
People are sick of being ripped off. By government, by corporations, by all forms of so-called Authority. Sick of it, period.
You can’t win this, Suits. Surrender gracefully right now.
Previously at Mike Cane 2008:
Previously At The eBook Test:
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God Bless Marybeth Peters Of The Copyright Office!