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Chutzpah

I find it hilarious (and not in a good way) that Marc Zicree (one of the people behind the Star Trek: Worlds Enough and Time kerfluffle) sent me a letter today asking for my support for their movie for the Nebulas. (Edit, now that I think about it, it's probably part of a spam that's going to the entire SFWA mailing list, but it's still bizarre.)

It's obvious he didn't read the SFWA LJ entries where I posted my absolute opposition to his movie even being nominated in the first place.

And, from all the things they mentioned in the letter, if accurate and I see no reason why they're not, CBS/Paramount has a great case for trademark and copyright infringement given how many people made money off of this movie.

In fact, if Paramount doesn't do something, I think there's a great case for Trademark abandonment waiting to happen. They admit that Paramount gave them a a wink and a nod (but no license) for their movie, so even though they're not "selling" the movie, people are making money off of acting in it, writing for it and in production. The only thing they lack so far is charging for admission.

OK, I'm going to stop now, my blood pressure is already rising more than I need in the morning.

Let's just say, I think this helps me decide who to vote for on the Nebulas . . . *insert evil grin*

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e_cunningham
Mar. 4th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it went to the SFWA mailing list. I received and deleted it, because no one needs to hear my "omg SFWA has been sneering at shared-world writers all these years but they're nominating FREAKING FAN FIC for the Nebula??!!" rant.
nightwolfwriter
Mar. 4th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
I thought I was over it. lingster and some others had done a real good job talking me off the tower and then they have to rub my nose in it.

*mutter mutter rassenfrassen sassenfratz*
klingonguy
Mar. 5th, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
We're just going to have to agree to disagree about this one.
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