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Posted by Immortan Jonesy
 - May 26, 2021, 12:33:30 AM
Quote from: io9"Boom Studios strongly support all creators receiving any reporting and royalty payments they are contractually owed. When we have obligations, we honor them," said Filip Sablik, Boom's president of publishing and marketing, said in a statement provided via press release. "We are happy to work with both the Disney Task Force and our licensor Disney to resolve the situation to everyone's satisfaction." The press release further adds that the Task Force "believes that Boom Studios were not told about the writers who were due royalties when Disney transferred media rights to them."
Posted by Corporal Hicks
 - May 01, 2021, 02:17:47 PM
Glad to hear it!
Posted by Xenomrph
 - May 01, 2021, 12:40:57 AM
Posted by Stitch
 - Apr 30, 2021, 11:23:01 PM
Posted by Nukiemorph
 - Apr 30, 2021, 05:56:21 PM
ADF reports that this issue has been resolved.
Posted by Stitch
 - Dec 17, 2020, 07:20:53 PM
Quote from: Russ840 on Dec 16, 2020, 08:17:59 PM
Indeed, but those obligations did not carry over with the purchase. As far as I understand anyway.  So I don't see the problem.
That's like buying a car privately from an owner who has it on finance, and then saying that you don't owe the financiers because you didn't buy it from them. Not how business works.
Posted by Naginata
 - Dec 17, 2020, 12:24:54 AM
^ THANK YOU. The whole argument Disney is making here is completely insane.
Posted by Nightmare Asylum
 - Dec 16, 2020, 11:13:53 PM
Who honestly gives a f**k about the proceedings? Even if it is legal, should it be? This is a corporation worth hundreds of billions of dollars that can't be assed to spare what essentially amounts to pennies to someone that was under contract by a company that they bought for, checks notes, 71.3 billion dollars.
Posted by 426Buddy
 - Dec 16, 2020, 09:16:31 PM
It's probably illegal and it's certainly immoral.

It's wrong in every way.
Posted by Russ840
 - Dec 16, 2020, 08:43:24 PM
Well shouldn't we wait to see the outcome of the proceedings. 
Posted by SiL
 - Dec 16, 2020, 08:35:49 PM
Disney is trying to argue they only bought the assets, not the liabilities, which is ridiculous.
Posted by Nukiemorph
 - Dec 16, 2020, 08:21:38 PM
That's what Disney is arguing, but I don't know if it was actually laid out in the agreement or if this was an afterthought that Disney is just washing their hands of.
Posted by Russ840
 - Dec 16, 2020, 08:17:59 PM
Indeed, but those obligations did not carry over with the purchase. As far as I understand anyway.  So I don't see the problem.
Posted by Nukiemorph
 - Dec 16, 2020, 07:48:42 PM
Fox was contracted to.

They bought Fox.
Posted by Russ840
 - Dec 16, 2020, 07:28:07 PM
To be honest. It's a shame for the creatives but at the end of the day, it's business.

Why would anyone part with money that they are legally not required to?

I don't understand why people think Disney are so awful (I'm not suggesting that it's not mercenary and Disney are perfect) for not paying money that they are not contracted to.

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