• @Fredselfish
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    No surprise here I hope he gets more than the 6%. Get fucking 100%. Stole his work and told him to fuck off.

    • kirklennon
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      They didn’t steal anything. He wrote a non-fiction account of a historical event. The Apple TV+ movie is a somewhat fictionalized account of a historical event with the direct support of the primary people actually involved. They don’t owe him a penny. At most his contribution is an inspiration that, hey, this could make a great movie, which isn’t worth any money.

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          I trust the little guy.

          The editor of Gizmodo knows very well that “Apple” gets clicks and in this case he’s trying to generate free press for his obscure book. His suit doesn’t quite meet the standard of “frivolous,” so I don’t think anybody is getting sanctioned for it, but it’s certainly not filed in good faith. It’s not even an issue of “trust.” What he claims is inherently ridiculous. You can’t copyright historical events, and presenting it as a Cold War thriller isn’t some radical creative choice of “tone.” The dry facts are pretty thrilling on their own, and the extra-thrilling parts (car chase) are inventions of the film.

          How many other people are they doing this to?

          Not stealing from? Literally billions of other people are being treated the same way by Apple every day.

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            610 months ago

            Sad the voice of reason is getting downvoted because people here have this peculiar belief that Apple is 100% wrong just by virtue of being a giant company.

            Gizmodo has a sorted history with Apple and have demonstrated time and time again they are trash media that lie, steal, cheat to get clicks.

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                • @HollandJim
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                  Yeah, I didn’t think you had any real skin in the game, poser. lol.