Tag Idea Theft

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 →

The Statute of Limitations (aka Prescription)

Hope you enjoyed part 7 on damages in our series on Idea Theft . Welcome to Part 8 on Prescription or the Statue of Limitations. A statute of limitations, known in civil law systems such as Quebec as a prescriptive period, is a law… 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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

Hollywood’s Other Dirty Secret: Idea Theft

Hollywood’s practices have come under scrutiny in the wake of the Time’s Up/MeToo movement, the growing chorus of discontent around under-representation, and more recently, abusive behavior. In this series, I dive into the concept of Idea Theft. TL;DR: If this… Continue Reading →

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