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LORD NOSE
12-09-2011, 10:47 PM
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..




According to court documentation, an FBI investigation discovered that more than thirty minutes had been edited from the original film, in an attempt to avoid penalties for copyright infringement. The investigation
also stated that ‘credible witnesses employed at Warner Brothers came forward, claiming that the executives and lawyers had full knowledge that the work in question did not belong to the Wachowski Brothers.’ These
witnesses claimed to have seen Stewart’s original work and that it had been ‘often used during preparation of the motion pictures..’ The defendants tried, on several occasions, to have Stewart’s case dismissed, without success.





Stewart has confronted skepticism on all sides, much of which comes from Matrix fans, who are strangely loyal to the Wachowski Brothers. One on-line forum, entitled Matrix Explained has an entire section devoted to Stewart. Some who have researched her history and writings are open to her story.



Others are suspicious and mocking. ‘It doesn’t bother me,’ said Stewart in a phone interview last week, ‘I always knew what was true.’Some fans, are unaware of the case or they question its legitimacy, due to
the fact that it has received little to no media coverage. Though the case was not made public until October of 2003, Stewart has her own explanation, as quoted at aghettotymz.com :


http://www.brandnewz.com/?p=3702

Sky Blue Bally Kid
12-10-2011, 05:50 AM
Good for her for sticking at it. I laughed though when I saw her picture with L Fishburne, kinda hypocritical :)

What does this have to do with the Terminator movies though?

D.projectile
12-10-2011, 08:01 AM
thats peace.

Uncle Steezo
12-11-2011, 08:22 AM
applause.

Origin™
12-11-2011, 09:06 AM
as nice as this would be if it were true, unfortunately it isn't.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/matrix.asp

V4D3R
12-14-2011, 08:57 AM
wtf is the truth here...i been duped or what sunny?

how in the fuck can this shit STILL happen?

you wanna know how? ask Johnnie Cochran and Robert Kardashian's ghosts...

IrOnMaN
12-14-2011, 04:11 PM
as nice as this would be if it were true, unfortunately it isn't.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/matrix.asp


Wow!