said by Noah Vail:
I have a different stand on software and movies than I do music. Software and movies are owned or managed by the creators. There isn't the high level theft and collusion that there is in the music industry.
Software, maybe. Movies, absolutely not. Case in point of
the latter: Newline Cinema is being sued by the heirs of
J.R.R. Tolkein and Harper Collins for using the ideas in
the Lord Of The Rings and not paying them any royalties
for doing so. In other words, they are doing the same
thing they accuse p2p users of doing.
Another case in point: Disney, one of the worst
violators when it comes to others' copyrights, was sued
not too long ago by the heirs of Solomon Linda, the
original creator of The Lion Sleeps Tonight for using it in
The Lion King and paying a paltry $15,000 in royalties.--
"The trouble with computers, of course, is that they are very sophisticated idiots." - Doctor Who (from Robot)