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    Back in Court: POTC Plagerism Trial

    It's baaaack
    WDC was back in court over the rights of the POTC Plagerism movie.

    As originally filed in Federal Court Item # 228. Despite their financial and resource differences, Disney’s 2003 supernatural pirate movie, Pirates of the Caribbean, is formulated with and contains preternatural, uncanny nearly identical and identical structural story blueprints and concepts, as uniquely found even in the short, condensed version of the Plaintiff’s 1994 supernatural pirate movie from his original creative materials. In some similar and parallel order as well. Furthermore, these unique structural story blueprints, which both the Plaintiff’s 1994 supernatural pirate movie and Disney’s 2003 supernatural pirate movie are formulated with and adhere to, are not found in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride attraction. These are some comparison examples which even appear in the short, condensed version of the Plaintiff’s 1994 supernatural pirate movie:

    * Plaintiff’s 1994 supernatural pirate movie: Story starts: First image. Foggy ocean, haunting image of ship slowly appears (and homage to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride attraction) - (daylight)

    Disney’s 2003 supernatural pirate movie: Story starts: First image. Foggy ocean, haunting image of ship slowly appears (and homage to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride attraction) - (daylight)

    * Plaintiff’s 1994 supernatural pirate movie: Story unfolds: Ocean - First character introduction is a child protagonist. The child is approximately ten years old. (daylight) Establish two sides to every story.

    Disney’s 2003 supernatural pirate movie: Story unfolds: Ocean - First character introduction is a child protagonist. The child is approximately ten years old. (daylight) Establish two sides to every story.

    There is a LOT more

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    http://www.disneylawsuit.com/3.html

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    An open letter to: Roy E. Disney
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    4444 Lakeside Drive Burbank, CA 91505


    Dear Roy E. Disney,

    On several occasions, I notified you and your business partner Stan Gold of the serious matter which involves the theft of my lifelong creative work with which the facts and evidence substantiate that Disney had copied, exploited and augmented for the Pirates of the Caribbean movie and derivative works.

    As I previously filed in Federal court, in simple terms, the materials and facts substantiate that Disney, at the very least, had incorporated some homages and set decorations from their Pirates of the Caribbean theme park ride attraction into my original supernatural pirate story and structural blueprints. Disney also added the hanging scene from rival studio Universal’s “Swashbuckler” movie. This plagiarizing recipe was then given a multimillion dollar budget and it’s resulting yield was deliberately presented, solicited and sold as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movie that is based on Disney’s famous Pirates of the Caribbean theme park ride attraction.

    As documented, Disney repeatedly failed to manufacture a favorable screenplay for a movie based on it’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride attraction because the attraction has no story, which displays a group of pirates attacking and pillaging a town, seeking sex, food, drink and treasure, and are doomed to never get out alive. Then evidently, due to several motivating factors including Disney’s need for valuable creative materials with which to rapidly manufacture a successful in-house movie in order to boost it’s financial profitability and present a positive functional studio to it’s shareholders and potential investors, years after failed negotiations with me, and approximately seven years after the publication and commercial distribution of a short, condensed version of my 1994 supernatural pirate movie, Disney has evidently plagiarized and infringed upon my copyright and intellectual property, by illegally copying, exploiting and augmenting my creative materials, including my secretive formula, structural blueprints and trade secrets.

    As documented, Disney’s 2003 supernatural pirate movie contains the same unique story as found in my original creative materials. Both feature a key unique story of pirates who don’t want anything to with the treasure/plunder, attempting to return a gold medallion on a gold chain with the mystic property, to a cave by the ocean, in hopes of breaking a curse that affects them. The pirates are not being able to enjoy the pleasures of life, like crying, enjoyment of eating and ending their everlasting thirst. The effects of the curse the pirates endure is revealed by moonlight. Both have a pirate ship named “The Black Pearl”. Furthermore, even though Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride attraction prominently features a pirate ship named the “Wicked Wench” and even though Disney continuously claims that it had succeeded on manufacturing a movie based on it’s famed Pirates of the Caribbean ride attraction, Disney did not use the name of their famous pirate ship the “Wicked Wench” in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Is it true that Disney is planning to change the ship’s name in the ride attraction to the Black Pearl?

    Is this why the ship was not changed in the ride to The Black Pearl? Jerry Bruckheimer owns NOTHING

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    Re: Back in Court: POTC Plagerism Trial

    I don't think they said "supernatural" enough.

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    Re: Back in Court: POTC Plagerism Trial

    After looking into this man's filmography, mostly wannabe pornos, I can't believe that Pirates of the caribbean is his creation.
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    Re: Back in Court: POTC Plagerism Trial

    This smacks of the Muggle lawsuit several years ago, where the plaintiff "lost" all of her originals in a freak blizzard.

    Really, a foggy image of a ship in submissable as evidence? I can't think of a single filmmaker who wouldn't use that shot in a pirate movie.

    Also, if Disney was really plagerizing this movie, do you think they'd be stupid enough to NOT change the name of the pirate ship?

    I've read in several places, that whenever a popular idea emerges, there are always several people who sue, claiming they had the same idea.

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    Re: Back in Court: POTC Plagerism Trial

    Even though there is a movie that is exactly the same as the first POTC movie, that did infact come out 9 years before POTC was released?

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    Re: Back in Court: POTC Plagerism Trial

    I would even use a foggy sea setting with a ship sailing into view like that! ur rite! who wouldnt? even if it is his original work (hahaha!) at least disney did a SUPERCALAFRAGILISTICEXPIALASOCIOUS job with it. He should be greatfull that disney brought greatness to his vision (that is if it is his original work).


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    Re: Back in Court: POTC Plagerism Trial

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronpaulcustoms
    I would even use a foggy sea setting with a ship sailing into view like that! ur rite! who wouldnt? even if it is his original work (hahaha!) at least disney did a SUPERCALAFRAGILISTICEXPIALASOCIOUS job with it. He should be greatfull that disney brought greatness to his vision (that is if it is his original work).
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    Re: Back in Court: POTC Plagerism Trial

    is this the same guy that didn't copyright his stuff until 2003. Seriously on the Tellnotales fourm we are talking about the same thing and if you check the copyright office, (there is a reg number, can't remember, gotta check the Tellnotales.) It's not copyright until 2003.

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    Re: Back in Court: POTC Plagerism Trial

    Does anybody know if there is any place where this film could possibly be viewed?

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    Re: Back in Court: POTC Plagerism Trial

    Yea ive been tyin to figure that out too...im gonna check Youtube.com to see if anything comes up


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    Re: Back in Court: POTC Plagerism Trial

    Regarding his comment about the Wicked Wench not being used, it's been resolved with some of the spinoffs created around the time the new movie came out. The Wicked Wench WAS the Black Pearl before it sank and was brought back up from the depths by Davy Jones.
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    Re: Back in Court: POTC Plagerism Trial

    oooh cool! I didnt even know the ship was called the Wicked Wench!


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    Re: Back in Court: POTC Plagerism Trial

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexLoup
    is this the same guy that didn't copyright his stuff until 2003. Seriously on the Tellnotales fourm we are talking about the same thing and if you check the copyright office, (there is a reg number, can't remember, gotta check the Tellnotales.) It's not copyright until 2003.
    If that's true, he probably won't get it. Copyrights must be filed within 3 months of publication to be able to have full protection since the publication. If they do not, then they are only protected for infringements that take place *after* the registration date.

    If it's copyright date is in 2003, this is after Disney's copyright registration date.

    While the older supernatural pirate movie *is* copyrighted according to law, because of the lack of proof via copyright registration, the only thing that he can do is ask nicely.

    It's going to be thrown out.

    Besides, if the opening sequence of his film is an homage to PotC, what's he whining about for that?
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