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Kefo_of_The_Mountain said: My Dear FDO, if I may offer my humble, unworthy ramblings,
Estate planning is something that all creative people should make clear in their wills and such. Do you want your stories to go into the public domain? Do you want your Estate to hang on to your stories until you are all but forgotten?
The Puzo/Paramount lawsuit is all about Money. Anyone who says it's about the property or legacy is blowing smoke. The books are good, The movie is a classic (2 and 3, depends on your view). But we know it's about the money. If Puzo was alive and wrote it, Paramount would still file a lawsuit if they didn't get their cut.
As for Dark Overlord Media. You and A should have this in your partnership agreement written out who controls what in the event of death of one partner (or dissolvement of the partnership) or both. My personal thoughts should be that your books be in the public domain in electronic form (Creative commons license) and any other media forms should be in a trust for the betterment of society (however you wish that to be)
You have seen how "the media machine" will turn your work into whatever they can for money. and making money is good. Just make sure Dark Overlord Media gets their cut because the original work is yours.
As for the GFL series. IF you have the general outline for the next 3 books already done. I believe ARealGirl should be allowed to finish the series as is best for D0M. But only YOU should write Mt. Fitzroy.
But you cannot, are not, allowed to die until you finish "The Crypt".
Thank you my Dark Overlord for taking the few minutes to read my unworthy thoughts.
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