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Hollywood Perfected the Art of Gaslighting

Hope you enjoyed part 4 on how victims are exposed, and expose themselves to Idea Theft. Welcome to Part 5. The Evolution of Storytelling Before launching WatchMojo, I wanted to produce scripted stories: comedy and drama. When WatchMojo turned ten in 2016,… Continue Reading →

The Paradox of Hollywood’s Piracy Roots

The origins of Hollywood are rooted in skirting the law Analog production and distribution of media was the original, quintessential rights management tool, making the reproduction of content challenging. Digitization – via the rise of computers, internet, world wide web… Continue Reading →

Bring Down The Establishment

Don’t believe the hype: Covid will accelerate the democratization of the movie industry via Personalization, Curation & Customization. For about a decade, journalists have spent their time navel gazing wondering about the future of their profession even though ironically, today… Continue Reading →

Hollywood is About Ideas & Relationships; Equality & Justice Be Damned

Hope you enjoyed part 1 of our series on Idea Theft, welcome to Part 2. Hollywood likes to project its utopian ideals, but the reality is it has a foundation rooted in piracy and a history of fostering inequality. A day of reckoning… Continue Reading →

You can thank me later, Hollywood

From Fairness Doctrine to Fair Use, never lose sight of the forest through the trees when fighting for your principles I’ve covered fair use on these pages before. At a high level, the manifestation of my frustrations and drive in… Continue Reading →

Hollywood As We Knew It Is Over (But Not For the Reason You Think)

The biggest change to affect Hollywood isn’t actually the streaming platforms, but that the democratization of media emancipates talent. Oh the hypocrisy! I enjoyed Bill Mechanic’s take this past week. The clichés are true: culture eats strategy for breakfast. Success… Continue Reading →

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

Hope you enjoyed part 3 on Diplomacy in our series on Idea Theft. Welcome to Part 4, which explains how victims expose themselves to Idea Theft in the first place. A Brave New World I’m not trying to be the Ronan Farrow of… Continue Reading →

The Paradox of Damages in Legal Cases

Hope you enjoyed part 6 on copyright infringement precedents featuring the concept of implied contracts, and the expectation of good faith dealing in our series on Idea Theft . Welcome to Part 7 on Damages. Estimating Damages in an Injunction When I wrote… Continue Reading →

Depositions & The Discovery Process

Hope you enjoyed part 8 on the Statute of Limitations in our series on Idea Theft . Welcome to Part 9 on depositions and the discovery process. Recall that copying involves the factual issue of whether the defendant actually used the plaintiff’s work in… Continue Reading →

You Can’t Handle the Truth

Hope you enjoyed part 5 in our series on Idea Theft. Welcome to Part 6 on Copyright Infringement Precedents and Implied Contracts. If in this series I have mentioned – on the World Wide Web for all people to see – an idea… Continue Reading →

Diplomacy v Intimidation: Ways People Are Intimidated to Shut Up

Hope you enjoyed part 2 of our series on Idea Theft, welcome to Part 3. Picasso was known to say: “Good artists create, great artists steal.” At least he admitted it! When someone takes your project and develops it without… Continue Reading →

Insecurities: The Muslim & the Jews

In this latest piece in the Insecurities series, I open up about how many of us sub-consciously try to endear others in our journey to appease ourselves. The Dersh and I? Alan Dershowitz and I probably disagree on more than… Continue Reading →

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