News, Analysis, and Philip K Dick-Related Info Kipple Chronicled by a PKD Scholar
LOL, very good!
The PKD Estate going after Google over Nexus One use has the makings of a PR disaster. Even people who think Google are dodgy and possibly sinister believe this is beyond frivolous.It's hard to believe PKD would think this was in any way a good idea.It all seems trivial, unnecessary and ugly.
Link to the aforementioned news story
I've started a new bit on my 'Which PKD Story Are We In Today?' blog, called 'Shall Isa Sue. . .?'Any suggestions welcome, although a five minute scoot around the intertubes yesterday turned up quite a few sites which could face possible, er, 'retirement'.
"We feel this is a clear infringement of our intellectual-property rights," Isa Dick Hackett, a daughter of Phillip K. Dick told the Journal.http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-10426802-71.htmlIf there is any basis for an infringement complaint about Nexus One relating to Nexus-6 wouldn't The Blade Runner Partnership or some corporation(s) be the injured parties? My recollection is that PKD basically signed away all the DADOES?/Blade Runner related merchandising rights and such, which seemed valuable at the time, as a matter of artistic integrity. It was something he had to do to reach a deal without having to write a novelization of the movie and let the actual novel of DADOES? be taken out of print.Something close to what I described anyway. Perhaps someone can describe the relevant details of that movie deal more knowledgeably.Meanwhile let's reflect on some philosophical musings of Beyond Lies the Wub in the public domain. http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/d#a33399Or in the nonfiction category there's a good read at http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2006/06/copyfraud.
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