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    Black woman wins COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT lawsuit for Matrix

    and terminator movies!

    An mi nuh business if a repost it's a good one!

    Black Author wins Copyright Case for Matrix movie •18/02/2010 • Leave a Comment


    Black Author wins The Matrix Copyright Infringement Case

    This little known story has met a just conclusion, as Sophia Stewart, African American author of The Matrix will finally receive her just due from the copyright infringement of her original work!!!

    A six-year dispute has ended involving Sophia Stewart, the Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner Brothers. Stewart’s allegations, involving copyright infringement and racketeering, were received and acknowledged by the Central District of California, Judge Margaret Morrow presiding.

    Stewart, a New Yorker who has resided in Salt Lake City for the past five years, will recover damages from the films, The Matrix I, II and III, as well as The Terminator and its sequels. She will soon receive one of the biggest payoffs in the history of Hollywood , as the gross receipts of both films and their sequels total over 2.5 billion dollars.

    Stewart filed her case in 1999, after viewing the Matrix, which she felt had been based on her manuscript, ‘The Third Eye,’ copyrighted in 1981. In the mid-eighties Stewart had submitted her manuscript to an ad placed by the Wachowski Brothers, requesting new sci-fi works..

    According to court documentation, a FBI investigation discovered that more than thirty minutes had been edited from the original film, in an attempt to avoid penalties for copyright infringement. The investigation also stated that ‘credible witnesses employed at Warner Brothers came forward, claiming that the executives and lawyers had full knowledge that the work in question did not belong to the Wachowski Brothers.’ These witnesses claimed to have seen Stewart’s original work and that it had been ‘often used during preparation of the motion pictures.’ The defendants tried, on several occasions, to have Stewart’s case dismissed, without success.

    Stewart has confronted skepticism on all sides, much of which comes from Matrix fans, who are strangely loyal to the Wachowski Brothers. One on-line forum, entitled Matrix Explained has an entire section devoted to Stewart. Some who have researched her history and writings are open to her story.

    Others are suspicious and mocking. ‘It doesn’t bother me,’ said Stewart in a phone interview last week, ‘I always knew what was true.’

    Some fans, are unaware of the case or they question its legitimacy, due to the fact that it has received little to no media coverage. Though the case was not made public until October of 2003, Stewart has her own explanation, as quoted at aghettotymz.com:

    ‘The reason you have not seen any of this in the media is because Warner Brothers parent company is AOL-Time Warner…. this GIANT owns 95 percent of the media… let me give you a clue as to what they own in the media business… New York Times papers/magazines, LA Times papers/magazines, People Magazine, CNN news, Extra, Celebrity Justice, Entertainment Tonight, HBO, New Line Cinema, DreamWorks, Newsweek, Village Roadshow and many, many more! They are not going to report on themselves. They have been suppressing my case for years.’

    Fans who have taken Stewart’s allegations seriously, have found eerie mythological parallels, which seem significant in a case that revolves around the highly metaphorical and symbolic Matrix series. Sophia, the Greek goddess of wisdom has been referenced many times in speculation about Stewart. In one book about the Goddess Sophia, it reads, ‘The black goddess is the mistress of web creation spun in her divine matrix.’

    Although there have been outside implications as to racial injustice (Stewart is African American), she does not feel that this is the case. ‘This is all about the Benjamins,’ said Stewart. ‘It’s not about money with me. It’s about justice.’

    Stewart’s future plans involve a record label, entitled Popsilk Records, and a motion picture production company, All Eyez On Me, in reference to God. ‘I wrote The Third Eye to wake people up, to remind them why God put them here. There’s more to life than money,’ said Stewart. ‘My whole to the world is about God and good and about choice, about spirituality over ‘technocracy’.’

    If Stewart represents spirituality, then she truly has prevailed over the ‘technocracy’ represented in both the Terminator and the Matrix, and now, ironically, by their supposed creators.

    Stewart is having discussions with CBS about a possible exclusive story and has several media engagements in the near future to nationally publicize her victory. June 13th 2004. Sophia Stewart’s press release read: ‘The Matrix & Terminator movie franchises have made world history and have ultimately changed the way people view movies and how Hollywood does business, yet the real truth about the creator and creation of these films continue to elude the masses because the hidden secret of the matter is that these films were created and written by a Black woman…a Black woman named Sophia Stewart. But Hollywood does not want you to know this fact simply because it would change history. Also it would encourage our Black children to realize a dream and that is…nothing is impossible for them to achieve!’

    Greg Thomas, Editor

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    Tags: Copywrite, Matrix, Movie, Silver, Wachowski, Warner
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    Mad late...but props for keeping the story alive yo.
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    That article's main point is that she didn't show up for a particular hearing...and that if she had won the media would make a big deal out of it.

    But my article already states why the media would not...because it's mostly owned by the same company that employs the folks she is fighting against.

    In any case, just the fact that the case was not dismissed outright says something very fishy is going on with the script for those movies.
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    You late

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    why dont people search the threads and see if this article has already been posted?? lawd.. what's next.. a story about Bill clinton and Monica?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyrastafari View Post
    why dont people search the threads and see if this article has already been posted?? lawd.. what's next.. a story about Bill clinton and Monica?
    Shut up why didn't you search before posting YET ANOTHER thread on black man and woman relationship issues?

    Dyam hypocrite. Guh fole up unda yuh spike heel an low mi. Nothing but criticism but ever in the threads I make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownilus View Post
    and terminator movies!

    An mi nuh business if a repost it's a good one!
    Why don't some "PEOPLE" READ more and post less?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownilus View Post
    Shut up why didn't you search before posting YET ANOTHER thread on black man and woman relationship issues?

    Dyam hypocrite. Guh fole up unda yuh spike heel an low mi. Nothing but criticism but ever in the threads I make.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brownilus View Post
    Why don't some "PEOPLE" READ more and post less?
    you for real.. i dont repost exact articles... my thread was about a MAGAZINE COVER!!! and the mass emails it generated recently.... but you come and post the same arseness somebody else post and den want to talk about yu nuh business.same subject matter and SAME FRIGGING POST are two differnt things... girl rock so ---->
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