The production company Miramax sued Tarantino for copyright infringement and accuses him of “deliberate, premeditated and short-term appropriation of money” with its NFTs.
Acclaimed film director Quentin Tarantino has gotten into some trouble after announcing the release of a collection of tokens non-expendable (NFT) related to his hit movie Pulp fiction.
As reported DailyBitcoin, Tarantino announced earlier this month plans to tokenize some raw scenes and previously unreleased material from his second feature film, which in 1994 brought him to Hollywood fame after winning an Oscar for Best Screenplay. The NFT series, which would include “hand scripts”And exclusive comments from Tarantino, was reportedly scheduled to launch in December this year.
Starring John Travolta and Uma Thurman, Pulp fiction It has become one of the most emblematic of cult cinema and is considered one of the most representative films of the director’s violent and contemporary aesthetics. Of course, fans around the world were thrilled after the announcement of the launch of NFT; Although not everyone seems excited about it.
Miramax producer sues Tarantino
The entertainment company Miramax has filed a lawsuit against the director accusing him of copyright infringement. Miramax, which produced Pulp fiction and many other Tarantino films, he claims that he owns the rights to the classic edition of that tape and maintains that there has been a breach of contract.
It also notes in the lawsuit that the filmmaker has acted unethically by carrying out his NFT plans without notifying the company. In a letter filed Nov. 16 in the Central District of California, which was quoted by the news media, the attorney for Miramax, Bart Williams, highlighted:
This group decided to recklessly, greedily and intentionally ignore the agreement Quentin signed instead of following the clear legal and ethical approach of simply communicating with Miramax about their proposed ideas. This unique effort devalues NFT’s rights to ‘ Pulp fiction ‘, which Miramax aims to maximize through a strategic and comprehensive approach.
“Tarantino kept his NFT plans from ‘Pulp Fiction a secret‘”Williams added, accusing the director and his team of“deliberate, premeditated and short-term appropriation of money“. The lawsuit also added:
[Tarantino] He made no effort to contact Miramax prior to their coordinated press campaign, despite having had what were likely extensive third-party negotiations to develop and sell the NFTs.
Director continues with his NFT project
The attorneys of Miramax They have sent the director and his team a cease and desist letter, seeking to block the sale. However, this does not appear to have stopped Tarantino from going ahead with his plans.
On the other side, Tarantino’s attorneys claim that the filmmaker retained the right to publish his original screenplay in the film contract. Miramax, and that you are exercising that right through the sale of NFT. In response, the production company argues that the NFTs are a one-time sale and do not amount to publishing a script.
It appears that the Tarantino auction has interfered with some of the entertainment giant’s plans to enter the NFT space, at least the lawsuit suggests. “[…]in fact Miramax has the necessary rights to develop, market, and sell NFT related to its movie library“, Highlighted the lawyers.
However, now the matter seems to have prompted a major discussion about copyright and NFT property. According to some experts, the lawsuit could challenge some principles of contract law. Meanwhile, for the defenders of the ecosystem, the discussion highlights the need for artists to be able to have power over their works.
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Article versioned by Hannah Estefanía Pérez / DailyBitcoin
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