#DisneyMustPay

Disney’s stiffing acclaimed sci-fi writer Alan Dean Foster on his royalties.

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Holy hell, Disney, y’all are swimming in cash. Pay your writers, WTF. 😠

πŸ”— SFWA: #DisneyMustPay Alan Dean Foster

The larger problem has the potential to affect every writer. Disney’s argument is that they have purchased the rights but not the obligations of the contract. In other words, they believe they have the right to publish work, but are not obligated to pay the writer no matter what the contract says. If we let this stand, it could set precedent to fundamentally alter the way copyright and contracts operate in the United States. All a publisher would have to do to break a contract would be to sell it to a sibling company.

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