“Twentieth Century Fox is taking aggressive steps to keep its movie and TV scripts off of the Internet.
The studio has filed a lawsuit alleging roughly $15 million in damages against a New York woman, Patricia McIlvaine, who is said to have put up roughly 100 scripts online without authorization.
On her personal website, McIlvaine describes herself as a “struggling screenwriter who sells flowers over the phone by day and writes scripts by night.” She says she collected scripts that were already posted on the web and made a free online library of scripts in order to assist other screenwriters. She’s already soliciting donations for a legal defense fund.
Why is the studio targeting her? Spoiler alert! . . .” ~THR Esq.
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