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I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING
God is dead and we killed him
But if there an no fucks that he doesn’t give, that would mean that he actually gives a fuck…
[Image: A shoulders-up portrait of writer Sophia Stewart, a beautiful smiling Black woman wearing a black top.]
an named Sophia Stewart, Black Author wins The Matrix Copyright Infringement Case. A story that restores faith. More power to Sophia!
This little known story has met a just conclusion, as Sophia Stewart, African American author of The Matrix will finally receive her just due from the copyright infringement of her original work!!!
A six-year dispute has ended involving Sophia Stewart, the Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner Brothers. Stewart’s allegations, involving copyright infringement and racketeering, were received and acknowledged by the Central District of California, Judge Margaret Morrow presiding.
Stewart, a New Yorker who has resided in Salt Lake City for the past five years, will recover damages from the films, The Matrix I, II and III, as well as The Terminator and its sequels. She will soon receive one of the biggest payoffs in the history of Hollywood , as the gross receipts of both films and their sequels total over 2.5 billion dollars.
Stewart filed her case in 1999, after viewing the Matrix, which she felt had been based on her manuscript, ‘The Third Eye,’ copyrighted in 1981. In the mid-eighties Stewart had submitted her manuscript to an ad placed by the Wachowski Brothers, requesting new sci-fi works….
Stewart goes on to say: ’The reason you have not seen any of this in the media is because Warner Brothers parent company is AOL-Time Warner…. this GIANT owns 95 percent of the media… let me give you a clue as to what they own in the media business… New York Times papers/magazines, LA Times papers/magazines, People Magazine, CNN news, Extra, Celebrity Justice, Entertainment Tonight, HBO, New Line Cinema, DreamWorks, Newsweek, Village Roadshow and many, many more! They are not going to report on themselves. They have been suppressing my case for years.’
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This is an incredible victory, especially in this industry with that company. It’s awesome to see a woman of color getting the credit and compensation she deserves!
Woohoo! The (in)justice system (or at least the civil part of it) got something right for once. I wish I’d known this when I was watching the Matrix films and honestly? I kind of wonder what the film would’ve been like if the Wachowski brothers had not stolen her work but financed her so she could take lead on it.
Also, I am now imagining the Matrix as a story told by a woman of color and wondering how she would have cast the movie and what wonderful messages and tales would’ve been with it.
P.s. A little update on the Wachowski siblings (Andy on the left, Lana on the right.):
This is still going around?
It was deemed false years ago: http://www.examiner.com/article/debunked-sophia-stewart-vs-the-matrix-story-still-circulates-web
There’s even more debunking it if you just Google the woman’s name.
I quite like this song, in fact all of Lightning Bolt is really damn good, but I still find it weird that Pearl Jam have become comfortable as essentially a classic rock band. They really always were, but I find it hard to accept that of a band where I bought Ten when it first came out…
It’s like Trent Reznor in a suit.