I don't know if this is the topic of another thread, I've done a little searching and haven't found anything recently so I'm gonna start a new one.
Recently, Screamscape.com displayed photos from the guy claiming that Disney stole his ideas for Pirates of the Caribbean. The photo comparisons are very incriminating and the whole lawsuit is kind of a tricky topic. I've been considering this for a while now, and one thing puzzles me. Isn't the comparison too much alike?
If someone, namely the writers, director, and producer of POTC:CBP wished to copy an already copyrighted movie, wouldn't you think that it would be not quite as obvious. This raises some very interesting questions. Why would those supposedly responsible go to such lengths as to replicate every scene from this movie, even down to the names and plot? It just doesn't make any sense.
My gut feeling says that either the plantiff in the case has some trickery up his sleeve, or there is something to the backstory of this whole case that Disney is doing a very good job keeping quiet.
Does anyone else have any explanations or theories as to why this is? If this case is still pending, why was Disney allowed to make the sequel to the movie, surely a judge would put a halt to any further incarnations if the first is under intellectual property theft.
What do you think?