Black Author wins The Matrix Copyright Infringement Case

 

oh wow. I really didn’t think she would win it. Its been a long long case.

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:49 PM, Angenetta wrote:

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, an 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 <http://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 currently 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
Please circulate!

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