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Disney screwing over Alan Dean Foster
Post by Joat42   » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:20 pm

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Disney is screwing ADF by not paying him royalties for the books they are selling. The argument is that when Disney bought Lucas Arts + Fox, they got the rights but not the liabilities for the books.

Cory Doctorow has enumerated the whole story here: https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/1329240238816858120

I shouldn't be surprised, it's Disney's typical MO but so much more flagrant.

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Re: Disney screwing over Alan Dean Foster
Post by Michael Everett   » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:37 pm

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Given how the virus has combined with several bad decisions (the Star Wars Galaxy's Edge has massively failed to live up to the hype, for instance), Disney has massive cashflow issues.

Combined with their regular bare-knuckle legal stances, it's no wonder they're trying to squeeze every nickel that can.

But, yeah. This ain't gonna end well for Disney.
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Re: Disney screwing over Alan Dean Foster
Post by Annachie   » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:50 pm

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I can see Disney trying the "delay the case until the plaintiff dies" tactic.
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Re: Disney screwing over Alan Dean Foster
Post by Senior Chief   » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:10 pm

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Joat42 wrote:Disney is screwing ADF by not paying him royalties for the books they are selling. The argument is that when Disney bought Lucas Arts + Fox, they got the rights but not the liabilities for the books.

Cory Doctorow has enumerated the whole story here: https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/1329240238816858120

I shouldn't be surprised, it's Disney's typical MO but so much more flagrant.



Looked him up after reading the post.... NEVER heard of him and have not read any of his books... I guess he does not write anything that may interest me. Still not surprised about Disney.
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Re: Disney screwing over Alan Dean Foster
Post by Joat42   » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:41 am

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Senior Chief wrote:Looked him up after reading the post.... NEVER heard of him and have not read any of his books... I guess he does not write anything that may interest me. Still not surprised about Disney.

For someone who hasn't read or heard of him, dismissing him and his works out of hand as uninteresting is...an interesting way to reason.

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Re: Disney screwing over Alan Dean Foster
Post by Fireflair   » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:44 am

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Senior Chief wrote:Looked him up after reading the post.... NEVER heard of him and have not read any of his books... I guess he does not write anything that may interest me. Still not surprised about Disney.


He's novelized a bunch of movie scripts (primarily what the Disney problem is centered around), but he's also done a fair bit of other works as well. The Pip and Flinx adventures were a great comfort to me when I was younger, as I found them entertaining. And his Taken trilogy was quite good. He's writing more in the style of the older pulp sci-fi/fantasy.

The Damned trilogy reminds me in many ways of a series I read later by John Ringo about aliens coming to earth to have us fight their wars for them.

He's definitely worth a look at reading, especially as his backlist can be picked up for pretty cheap or even free at some times.
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Re: Disney screwing over Alan Dean Foster
Post by busterlima   » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:37 pm

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This is disgusting. Ive been a fan of fosters works since I stumbled across the damned trilogy. he doesnt deserve this injustice.
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