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The Curious Case of Stupid Journalism

A curious case of plagiarism? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Umm, why doesn't the article point out that the original story was written in 1921?

Or has the definition of prior art changed to "whatever you can get away with."

In that case, I demand my royalties for the "X-men" - obviously a rip-off of something I've been intending to write for some time now.

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Well, they sued LXG for being based on a completely different script, rather than the comic.

The article (such as it is) says the complaint is about a story written by the postal worker. I could understand a plagiarism case if it was about screenplays (which have happened over and over again.)

Unless the author is a reincarnation of F. Scott Fitzgerald and doesn't know it yet.

The LXG one was crazy because they didn't just claim the film plagiarised their screenplay, they also claimed Fox hired Alan Moore to write it as a comic and have Time Warner publish it so as to cover their tracks and pretend the film was based on an original comic and not the stolen screenplay.

Yes. The lawyers appear to have turned a potentially valid complaint into a complete farce.

How dare you?

The idea that you've been intending to write that the X-Men ripped is clearly a rip off of an idea I had no intention of writing.

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