Chinese Writer plans 'Avatar' lawsuit.

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  1. bumblebot98

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    This is an admittedly simplistic view, but it always tickles me when someone in China decides to pursue potential infringement of intellectual property.
     
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    I think James can spare a few dollars....
     
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    the person does know the script was written in 1994 right?
     
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    If anybody needs to be suing, it's British album cover artist Roger Dean, whose designs for the landscape, floating rocks, and various creatures were lifted pretty much verbatim for Avatar.

    roger dean avatar - Google Search
     
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    The Chinese dude spent 7 years writing his novel, Meaning he started in 1990 which is a year before Cameron started writing Avatar.
     
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    To hell with when he started writing. The final proof will be found in the publishing date.
     
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    He won't win. Even if by some miracle he does, it won't matter. Avatar is the highest-grossing movie ever (without inflation), and no lawsuit can change that.
     
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    Avatar has it's origins in a considerable amount of both old tales and sci-fi books. I seriously doubt that Cameron ripped off a Chinese writer. And hell, if there are few differences, then I wouldn't even be surprised if the writer himself got inspiration from the original script. Wasn't it already online as early as 1995?

    Though it's also hilarious that a Chinese man is suing for copyright infringement. What happened to the "everything should be common property" train of thought that is oh so popular over there, with how they bootleg everything, down to freaking Disney World?

    Colorful (flying) creatures in fantasy landscapes aren't exactly uncommon.
     
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    if any people should sue it is the writers of Ferngully and Dances with Wolves..
     
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    True, but the level of attention these similarities have received in mainstream media and blogs suggests others are noticing there's more than a passing resemblance.
     
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    Uuuuuggghhh why cant this movie dieeee
     
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    If anything, the Blue Man Group and the creators of the Smurfs should be the ones suing.

    That is, once they're done suing each other.
     
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    nuff said
     
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    ...wait wait wait, someone is claiming that the story of Avatar isn't 100% original and may share similarities with other stories?

    No way.

    p.s. I am also loling at the fact a Chinese man is upset over copyright infringement.
     
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    Urgh. Subjects like this make my head hurt. Its like that guy who wanted to sue JK Rowling because he claimed Goblet of Fire copied stuff from his books (case got thrown out or court).

    Its like a natural reaction now. If you do something sucessful which makes loads of money you can expect someone to try to sue you, either for the money or just for the publicity.

    If Transformers 3 makes the biggest assload of money in the history of the world I can expect them to be sued by Bandai for similarities to Giant Robo.
     

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