Black People : sophia Stewart wins Matrix & Terminator Suit

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    Subject: Black Author wins The Matrix Copyright Infringement Case

    This little known story has met a just conclusion, as Sophia Stewart,
    African American author of The Matrix will finally receive her just due
    from the copyright infringement of her original work!!!

    Monday, October 4th 2004 ended a six-year dispute involving Sophia Stewart,
    the
    Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner Brothers. Stewart's
    allegations,
    involving copyright infringement and racketeering, were received and
    acknowledged by the Central District of California, Judge Margaret Morrow
    residing.

    Stewart, a New Yorker who has resided in Salt Lake City for the past five
    years, will recover damages from the films, The Matrix I, II and III, as
    well as The Terminator and its sequels. She will soon receive one of the
    biggest payoffs in the history of Hollywood, as the gross receipts of both
    films and their sequels total over 2.5 billion dollars.

    Stewart filed her case in 1999, after viewing the Matrix, which she felt
    had been based on her manuscript, "The Third Eye," copyrighted in 1981. In
    the mid-eighties Stewart had submitted her manuscript to an ad placed by
    the Wachowski Brothers, requesting new sci-fi works.

    According to court documentation, an FBI investigation discovered that more
    than thirty minutes had been edited from the original film, in an attempt
    to avoid penalties for copyright infringement. The investigation also
    stated that "credible witnesses employed at Warner Brothers came forward,
    claiming that the executives and lawyers had full knowledge that the work
    in question did not belong to the Wachowski Brothers." These witnesses
    claimed to have seen Stewart's original work and that it had been "often
    used during preparation of the motion pictures." The defendants tried, on
    several occasions, to have Stewart's case dismissed, without success.

    Stewart has confronted skepticism on all sides, much of which comes from
    Matrix
    fans, who are strangely loyal to the Wachowski Brothers. One on-line
    forum,
    entitled Matrix Explained has an entire section devoted to Stewart. Some
    who have researched her history and writings are open to her story. Others
    are suspicious and mocking. "It doesn't bother me," said Stewart in a phone
    interview last week, "I always knew what was true."

    Some fans, are unaware of the case or they question its legitimacy, due to
    the fact that it has received little to no media coverage. Though the case
    was not made public until October of 2003, Stewart has her own explanation,
    as quoted at
    aghettotymz.com:

    "The reason you have not seen any of this in the media is because Warner
    Brothers parent company is AOL-Time Warner... this GIANT owns 95 percent of
    the media... let me give you a clue as to what they own in the media
    business... New York Times papers/magazines, LA Times papers/magazines,
    People Magazine, CNN news, Extra, Celebrity Justice, Entertainment Tonight,
    HBO, New Line Cinema, Dreamworks, Newsweek, Village Roadshow... many, many
    more!... They are not going to report on themselves. They have been
    surpressing my case for years..."

    Fans who have taken Stewart's allegations seriously, have found eerie
    mythological parallels, which seem significant in a case that revolves
    around
    the highly metaphorical and symbolic Matrix series. Sophia, the Greek
    goddess
    of wisdom has been referenced many times in speculation about Stewart. In
    one book about the Goddess Sophia, it reads, "The black goddess is the
    mistress of web creation spun in her divine matrix"

    Although there have been outside implications as to racial injustice
    (Stewart is African American), she does not feel that this is the case.
    "This is all about the Benjamins," said Stewart. "It's not about money with
    me. It's about justice."

    Stewart's future plans involve a record label, entitled Popsilk Records, and
    a motion picture production company, All Eyez On Me, in reference to God. "I
    wrote The Third Eye to wake people up, to remind them why God put them here.
    There's more to life than money," said Stewart. "My whole to the world is
    about God and good and about choice, about spirituality over 'technocracy'."

    If Stewart represents spirituality, then she truly has prevailed over the
    "technocracy" represented in both the Terminator and the Matrix, and now,
    ironically, by their supposed creators.

    Stewart is currently having discussions with CBS about a possible exclusive
    story and has several media engagements in the near future to nationally
    publicize her victory.
    June 13th 2004. Sophia Stewart's press release read: "The Matrix &
    Terminator
    movie franchises have made world history and have ultimately changed the
    way people view movies and how Hollywood does business, yet the real truth
    about the creator and creation of these films continue to elude the masses
    because the hidden secret of the matter is that these films were created
    and written by a Black woman... a Black woman named Sophia Stewart. But
    Hollywood does not
    want you to know this fact simply because it would change history. Also it
    would encourage our Black children to realize a dream and that is...
    nothing is impossible for them to achieve!"

    I found this website with more information http://www.slccglobelink.com/news/2.../mother.Of.The.Matrix.Victorious-785067.shtml

    someone else found this one
    http://www.daghettotymz.com/matrix/sophiaupdate.html
    James

    Subject: Black Author wins The Matrix Copyright Infringement Case

    This little known story has met a just conclusion, as Sophia Stewart,
    African American author of The Matrix will finally receive her just due
    from the copyright infringement of her original work!!!

    Monday, October 4th 2004 ended a six-year dispute involving Sophia Stewart,
    the
    Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner Brothers. Stewart's
    allegations,
    involving copyright infringement and racketeering, were received and
    acknowledged by the Central District of California, Judge Margaret Morrow
    residing.

    Stewart, a New Yorker who has resided in Salt Lake City for the past five
    years, will recover damages from the films, The Matrix I, II and III, as
    well as The Terminator and its sequels. She will soon receive one of the
    biggest payoffs in the history of Hollywood, as the gross receipts of both
    films and their sequels total over 2.5 billion dollars.

    Stewart filed her case in 1999, after viewing the Matrix, which she felt
    had been based on her manuscript, "The Third Eye," copyrighted in 1981. In
    the mid-eighties Stewart had submitted her manuscript to an ad placed by
    the Wachowski Brothers, requesting new sci-fi works.

    According to court documentation, an FBI investigation discovered that more
    than thirty minutes had been edited from the original film, in an attempt
    to avoid penalties for copyright infringement. The investigation also
    stated that "credible witnesses employed at Warner Brothers came forward,
    claiming that the executives and lawyers had full knowledge that the work
    in question did not belong to the Wachowski Brothers." These witnesses
    claimed to have seen Stewart's original work and that it had been "often
    used during preparation of the motion pictures." The defendants tried, on
    several occasions, to have Stewart's case dismissed, without success.

    Stewart has confronted skepticism on all sides, much of which comes from
    Matrix
    fans, who are strangely loyal to the Wachowski Brothers. One on-line
    forum,
    entitled Matrix Explained has an entire section devoted to Stewart. Some
    who have researched her history and writings are open to her story. Others
    are suspicious and mocking. "It doesn't bother me," said Stewart in a phone
    interview last week, "I always knew what was true."

    Some fans, are unaware of the case or they question its legitimacy, due to
    the fact that it has received little to no media coverage. Though the case
    was not made public until October of 2003, Stewart has her own explanation,
    as quoted at
    aghettotymz.com:

    "The reason you have not seen any of this in the media is because Warner
    Brothers parent company is AOL-Time Warner... this GIANT owns 95 percent of
    the media... let me give you a clue as to what they own in the media
    business... New York Times papers/magazines, LA Times papers/magazines,
    People Magazine, CNN news, Extra, Celebrity Justice, Entertainment Tonight,
    HBO, New Line Cinema, Dreamworks, Newsweek, Village Roadshow... many, many
    more!... They are not going to report on themselves. They have been
    surpressing my case for years..."

    Fans who have taken Stewart's allegations seriously, have found eerie
    mythological parallels, which seem significant in a case that revolves
    around
    the highly metaphorical and symbolic Matrix series. Sophia, the Greek
    goddess
    of wisdom has been referenced many times in speculation about Stewart. In
    one book about the Goddess Sophia, it reads, "The black goddess is the
    mistress of web creation spun in her divine matrix"

    Although there have been outside implications as to racial injustice
    (Stewart is African American), she does not feel that this is the case.
    "This is all about the Benjamins," said Stewart. "It's not about money with
    me. It's about justice."

    Stewart's future plans involve a record label, entitled Popsilk Records, and
    a motion picture production company, All Eyez On Me, in reference to God. "I
    wrote The Third Eye to wake people up, to remind them why God put them here.
    There's more to life than money," said Stewart. "My whole to the world is
    about God and good and about choice, about spirituality over 'technocracy'."

    If Stewart represents spirituality, then she truly has prevailed over the
    "technocracy" represented in both the Terminator and the Matrix, and now,
    ironically, by their supposed creators.

    Stewart is currently having discussions with CBS about a possible exclusive
    story and has several media engagements in the near future to nationally
    publicize her victory.
    June 13th 2004. Sophia Stewart's press release read: "The Matrix &
    Terminator
    movie franchises have made world history and have ultimately changed the
    way people view movies and how Hollywood does business, yet the real truth
    about the creator and creation of these films continue to elude the masses
    because the hidden secret of the matter is that these films were created
    and written by a Black woman... a Black woman named Sophia Stewart. But
    Hollywood does not
    want you to know this fact simply because it would change history. Also it
    would encourage our Black children to realize a dream and that is...
    nothing is impossible for them to achieve!"


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    :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast:

    Thank you for sharing this Sister Deepy !!!!

    I remember reading about this on a web site some years ago. They are right above, it was never in the media, or at least i never saw it. I am so proud of this Sister! On that web site they were downing her, making fun of her "ridiculous claim," ... all kinds of ugliness.

    This is a blessing ... for her and for us ... yes, i'm taking my victories where i can! Dadgummit! :)

    Just more evidence of how much they steal ... while we are portrayed as the crooks!

    There is a thread here on the forum (somewhere) mentioning the inventions, creativity, opportunities created by Black folk ... those we've been given credit for. It's more rare even still, of us getting credit for the creations we help them make, where our names are never mentioned. It happens every day, in every aspect of our lives.

    I am very happy for this Sister ... for us!

    Thanks again Sister Deepy ... and good to have you back in the house!

    Much Love and Peace.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    peace,

    WOW..............this is truly an example of how they would have NOTHING if it were'nt for US. This really hits home for me, cause as I watched all 3 Matrix's & I often wondered how they could connect w/ me in regards to Morpheus & the Oracle. When I say me I mean US as original people. Yes, they have made other movies in a similar fashion, but I have never found myself so in tune with a series such as this.........

    Peace & Power to our sister, for this is another example that the black women is the Mother of the Earth!
     
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    Congradulations to sister Stewart! This is proof that we don't have to accept injustices done to us, we can fight them, and win!
     
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    wow!

    QQ'n.....

    does anybody have her e-mail addy...I think I'm a distant cousin on her aunts nephew's, great grandfather 3rd brothers baby mama side...lolol

    i'm jokin, but glad to her the sister got her due.
     
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    this may explain why II & III were so much weaker than I.

    if they had given her her due and brought her on board they might have had a stronger film!

    did Fishburne know?
     
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    Wow....Thank you for bringing this information to the forum deepy. I am so happy for this sister.
     
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    now they are saying that she didn't win the case yet.
     
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    I just read about this last week, and that ^ was the first thing that hit my mind!!
     
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    wow...sophia is now among the ranks of octavia butler in my eyes...
    this is the best news that i have heard concerning an african-american
    in quite sometime...cheers to sophia stewart :toast:

    one love
    khasm
     
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