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Alan Dean Foster not getting book royalties from Disney

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Very sad to hear of the medical difficulties in Alan Dean’s family. Oh, Disney… Never trust massive corporations to do anything other than whatever makes them the most money.

Is there a petition for this?

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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#DisneyMustPay is trending on Twitter right now, I didn’t expect that.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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Yeah, really glad to see this get real public support.

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That is low even for Disney.

I hope Alan Dean Foster rightly gets his royalties, and soon, along with a genuine apology.

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That gif is terrifying, but…an apt visual description of Disney’s behavior. I wish Alan Dean Foster the best and I hope he gets his due as soon as possible. If Disney gets away with this, then that will set a dangerous precedent for companies going forward.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

I instantly recognised that gif. It’s from a French film from 1907 called Le Cochon Danseur.

But yeah, Disney can all go eat a bag of cocks. I do hope he gets his royalties.

I’d love to see Disney go out of business one day. Greedy fucks.

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I’ve been happy with most of the Star Wars content to come out of the Disney era, but as a corporation they have some horrible, unethical business practices. These cases are typical of how they treat creators. Moreover they’re buying literally every successful film company or franchise and so much of their stuff is unoriginal. I can’t think of a bigger threat to art as we know it today.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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Wow, this horrendous. I can’t believe they can get away with not paying royalties due. I guess a contract doesn’t mean anything. I hope he takes them to court, gets a sympathetic judge and wins big. I still have my copy of “Splinter” that I read when I was in my early teens.

I would have had no idea this was happening if I hadn’t read it here. Thanks, SilverWook. I’m putting a link on my SW facebook pg now.

I hope Alan gets A LOT more support!

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I saw a long interview he did with Midnight’s Edge on this situation and his thoughts on Disney Star Wars in general. I just got Splinter Of the Mind’s Eye in the mail but it is a royally old copy so Disney doesn’t get pennies.

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I have the 1994 printing with the George Lucas forward. Though it isn’t stated on the title page. It is a reprint of Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. I also have the 1976 novelization of Star Wars signed by Alan, with the McQuarrie female Luke cover. A well read copy. I have the Force Awakens hardback, and i think i might have the Approaching Storm prequel EU novel.

I hope they eventually pay him his royalties.