20th Century Fox has decided to lawyer up against a webmaster who posted the leaked Deadpool script on her online screenplay database. The studio has filed a $15 million suit against Patricia McIlvane on the grounds of copyright infringement. Isn’t reading Deadpool punishment enough?
Though she wasn’t the original source of the leak, McIlvane is being targeted while larger sites like io9 and the original leak have not been targeted. She describes how she received the news on her website:
Two strangers knocked on her door and informed her, in front of her children, 20th Century Fox was suing her for 15 million dollars. Two hours later, after grilling her with questions for two solid hours, they left her stunned and crying in her living room staring at a business card that stated they were “private investigators.”
This was the first contact PJ had from 20th Century Fox regarding a Media Fire online script library she created — and was the day 20th Century Fox filed a law suit against PJ in federal court for fifteen million dollars.
Seems harsh. Whatever happened to a cease and desist? The jokes on Fox though. I don’t think she even has $15 million. They’re going to be really embarrassed when they get to court. (THR)