The US government is charging Julian Assange with conspiring to hack into a government computer. They’re not charging him with publishing secret government documents, which would violate his First Amendment rights and threaten news outlets everywhere. The New York Times wasn’t tried for publishing the Pentagon Papers, which had been stolen from the government by Daniel Ellsberg.
The question is, will Assange ever be extradited to the US? If Assange chooses to fight extradition (and why wouldn’t he?), the process could take years to resolve itself. Jeremy Corbin, who wants to be prime minister of the UK, is against extraditing Assange. I don’t know PM May’s view, but she might not be PM much longer the way things are going with the Brexit fiasco.
I support the Writers Guild of America, though I’m not fortunate enough to be a member. Packaging agents are in it to make money for themselves and therefore aren’t negotiating in the best interests of their writer clients. And now certain high-powered agencies like William Morris Endeavor and Creative Artists Agency are forming their own production companies, which shows they are not working to get the best deal for their writer clients but for the production company that they themselves work for and represent. How can an agent fairly represent both a writer and a production company that’s hiring the writer? There’s no way this kind of relationship can result in the best deal for a writer.
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A serial killer seeking revenge against his former partner.
A young woman having a nervous breakdown.
A cop under pressure to make a bust.
The Me Too movement up in arms.
A city on the verge of a riot . . .
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The dustup about whether A J Finn committed literary theft when he wrote his thriller Woman in the Window is nothing new. Writers have been accused of stealing from other writers since the beginning of time.
T S Eliot once said that good writers borrow from other writers, but great writers steal from other writers.
Hemingway observed that it’s OK to steal from other writers as long as you make it better.
According to Alexandre Dumas, writers conquer and annex other writers’ territory.
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