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Name: Claus Holm
From: Denmark
E-mail: claus@thedarktower.net
Informant fan - You are absolutely right in your statement ithat I should read the scripts. it merely seemed very important to get my opinion out there - and it did not seem important, because, as I put it - a very similar scene exists on my hard drive with pretty much the same directions. So, as I said - it seemed very unimportant to actually read Informant's stuff to know he was wrong.
However - as I said, you're right and it DED deserve to be read. So I did.
As I put in my original post, I'm a published writer here in DK, and I know how much work that goes into a piece of fiction before publication. That's also part of the fun about writing - that you get to live and breathe the story for a while. Informant has a lot of talent - I will agree to that. Low confidence, but talent - I do hope you will try to send some of your stuff to an agent one day, Informant. It's worth trying.
However - the big issue - I'm still as resolved as I ever was. I do not see ANY reason whatsoever for this whole case to be driven to this level. I don't think you have any claims to the scene in question, I think you are more than a little delusional if you think it's going to be removed from a finished film - and I think you should get off the director's case. Simple as that.
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Name: SomeoneTIE
Fanfic writers DO own copyrights to ORIGINAL materials (situations, dialog, etc). It is that simple. Informant posted information regarding this topic in the "What Right Do You Have?!" section of the plagiarism info page.

Of course, fanfic MUST be non-profit... that doesn't mean that the original aspects can't be reused in marketable materials. That is precisely why even fanfic can be copyrighted.

I am sure Informant appreciates everyone reading his fanfic, and any feedback you can give (be it good or bad), but... please READ the page with the info about the plagiarism before actually commenting on that aspect.

Now, on to more important stuff... Informant! Where the hell is your Superman sequel??!!
Added: July 8, 2007 Delete this entry  Reply to entry  View IP address  
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Name: nikki
From: TN
E-mail: medievalwolf69@charter.net
Do you have a copyright to any of this???? i see fics built from other stories and off other stories. If that is the case then quit writting. i though the point of fan fic was to write (non-profit) for the readers and i come across a she/he stole my idea. SO WHAT.... write you story an let the people enjoy it. If you want to write a book and get "all" credit for it then write a book and have a copyright.
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Name: informant_fan
From: Los Angeles
E-mail: informantfan@yahoo.com
Claus,

Seriously, how can you possibly comment on this situation if you havenít read Informantís script or at least the scene in question? Of course the same idea could be developed by both parties, but exact word-for-word dialogue. I think not. Maybe you should read the evidence and the script then attempt to post an intelligent response.

skŚl,
Informant_Fan
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Name: Jhase
From: North Carolina
E-mail: sagexofxsimplicity@hotmail.com
Before I begin this, I want to say that this is in no way an attack to be taken personally, but I felt that this had to be put out there because it emphasizes a point to this whole thing. Claus,
though you made a valid point that a lot of people have thought of that idea, the whole scene construction is going to be way different for each
person. You may have the idea, but the way it is written should be your own personal style. It shouldn't match word for word, with a minor word
change from someone else's hard work. Take in account that people might have an idea, but the way that it is written and/or done is different from everyone. Secondly, as much as you say you don't want to say 'get a life', you bluntly did so with this statement. You reverted your words to be a slap in the face trying to sound professional, but nevertheless you did as you 'claim" you didn't intend to do. Informant worked damn hard on his
scripts. You can see the dedication down to the thoughts. I'm not saying that Emma, herself, didn't work hard, but one scene does make a
difference. It is not the whole, "concept" of Buffy cause ONLY Joss has any formality to say so over that, but the work and scenes are his. He put
his work into it. So when credit is due, it is due to the person that worked on it. Now don't be so offended by this, cause, to be a little honest, which might come off mean, i don't care. I care that a man put his heart into his work, only to find it to be spread everywhere without a shred of credit or permission. You might find that you're, "in the right." but its time to notice the obvious; that she is in the wrong. If she wanted to use it, all she had to do was ask. Discuss it with him, so she's in fault. Rather you or anyone else feel the earthly shatter to rally against him. Which, I hope not cause then it would be really lame.
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Name: Claus Holm
From: Denmark
E-mail: claus@thedarktower.net
Dear Informant,
I have not read your scripts. I might, as they sound interesting - but I haven't as of yet. I have, however, watched "Forgotten memories" - and if yuo think that she stole your idea, you must have a serious problem with your self importance.
My wife and I (we are both writers/actors in Denmark) talked extensively about Buffy when it was airing. When we watched the last show, we talked even more - even going so far as to plot storylines for season 8, just like you apparently did. Can you guess what one of our earliest scenes was? That's right - Xander being healed by Willow. I can with absolute cirtainty say, that 3 out of 4 Buffy fans will have thought of that idea - it's not something you can claim for your own. As for similarities in the dialogue...well, have you ever heard the expression "if a million monkeys typed on a million typewriters...?" The odds are that any scene about this topic would come out similar in style and dialogue.
I don't think you are a plagerist, nor do I think the producers of "Forgotten memories" are. I think you are both fans of a show and got the same idea. Too bad. But it's not something you should pout over more, and try to wreck someone else's fun about.
You had fun doing your scripts. Remember that, and just let her have her fun with her movie. You are never going to have something removed from an already produced movie, and you're never going to be able to claim any ownership over a piece of dialogue. I'd tell you to "get a life" - but that's the wrong show to do it on. Instead, I'll tell you that I'm glad you, as you have put it, "put it behind you". Keep doing that, and maybe one day you'll actually beleive it yourself.
Best of luck with getting published. If you have the talent, it will probably happen.
Regards, Claus
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Name: SweetOne
From: Down South
E-mail: sweetmonkeywench@yahoo.com
I've been reading your fanfic for a long time. (Even though I don't post comments) I KNOW you would not steal someone elses words.
Added: April 17, 2007 Delete this entry  Reply to entry  View IP address  
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Name: Beausome
From: Australia
E-mail: beau.wills@hotmail.com
Just finished reading the last ep. Perfect man, absolutely perfect.

I love that it tied so perfectly into Fray, right down to why the hand reaching from the portal would have fancy long red nails.

As I said before, full reviews coming when I get some free time!
Added: February 28, 2007 Delete this entry  Reply to entry  View IP address  
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Name: Jhase
From: Morven, North Carolina
E-mail: sagexofxsimplicity@hotmail.com
That was an amazing ending to the mini-series, Informant. I didn't even see the twist coming. I was slightly disappointed for Dawn, but nevertheless, I was impressed and amazed. You're a gifted writer. I can not wait to read more of your work. Especially that Superman Sequel, the first one was amazing. Can't wait for the second one.
Added: February 21, 2007 Delete this entry  Reply to entry  View IP address  
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Name: Beausome
From: Australia
E-mail: beau.wills@hotmail.com
Informant! Full reviews for Once And For All episodes coming soon. Suffice to say they're awesome and thank you so much for finally showing us what happened post Season 8.

The main reason I'm posting right now is to throw my support behind you and state that Emma Paige Langley has to be a completely moron. Does she not realise that your writing will have the original date you created them embedded into the files? Or that fans all over the world were reading your works well before her terrible script was apparently made public?

So here's to you and your wonderful work. Never mind her empty threats as there are plenty of dedicated people out there backing you up.


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