Alan v. Disney

fountain pen on notepad

Well, this is gross.

From SFWA: #Dis­ney­Must­Pay Alan Dean Fos­ter:

Disney’s argu­ment is that they have pur­chased the rights but not the oblig­a­tions of the con­tract. In oth­er words, they believe they have the right to pub­lish work, but are not oblig­at­ed to pay the writer no mat­ter what the con­tract says.

I’m not a lawyer, but, uh, that does­n’t sound right to me. (Nei­ther does Dis­ney’s wish to have Mr. Fos­ter sign a non-dis­clo­sure agree­ment before nego­ti­a­tions even start.)

In this David vs. Goliath fight, I’m on David’s side.