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Crocodile Dundee Authorship

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             Inconsistent Declarations in Trust Deed

            Wording "free from encumbrances" has been left out in above document

                          The Budget for the Film

The provisions of Sect. 219 of the Australian Copyright Act, 1968 states that the author of an original work is entitled to TEN (10) PERCENT of gross earnings. The amount ($ 218,000.00) shown above as the first item under the heading "ABOVE THE LINE COSTS" represents the fee that is normally paid to a scriptwriter for converting an original story into an original screenplay.

Who is entitled to royalties at the rate of TEN (10) % of gross earnings for the Harry Potter films ? Is it J.K. Rowlings or Daniel Radcliffe who was selected to play the lead role ?

Since when does the actor selected to play the lead role in a film becomes entitled to the royalties owing to the author of the original work upon which the film is based ? 

   Section 219 of the Australian Copyright Act, 1968

COPYRIGHT ACT 1968 - SECT 219

Reproduction of work upon payment of royalties

             (1)  The copyright in a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work that has been published before the commencement of this Act is not infringed by the reproduction of the work for sale if:

                     (a)  the reproduction takes place at a time after the expiration of twenty‑five years, or, in the case of a work in which copyright subsisted at the commencement of the Copyright Act, 1911, after the expiration of thirty years, after the date of the death of the author; and

                     (b)  the person reproducing the work establishes:

                              (i)  that, before the commencement of this Act, he or she gave the notice in writing of his or her intention to reproduce the work that was prescribed for the purposes of the proviso to section 3 of the Copyright Act, 1911; and

                             (ii)  that he or she has paid, in the manner that was prescribed for the purposes of that proviso, or is prescribed for the purposes of this section, as the case may be, to, or for the benefit of, the owner of the copyright royalties in respect of all copies of the work sold by him or her calculated at the rate of ten per centum of the price at which he or she published the reproduction.

             (2)  The regulations may make provision for or in relation to the manner in which, and the times at which, payment of royalties is to be made for the purposes of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (b) of the last preceding subsection and may include provision requiring payment in advance, or otherwise securing the payment of the royalties.

             (3)  Regulations 38 to 42, inclusive, of the Copyright Regulations as in force under the Copyright Act 1912‑1966 immediately before the commencement of this Act continue in force for the purposes of this section as if they had been made under this Act, but may be amended or repealed by regulations made under this Act.

             (4)  A reference in paragraph (1)(a) to a time after the expiration of a specified number of years from the date of the death of the author of a work shall, in the case of a work of joint authorship, be read as a reference to a time after:

                     (a)  the expiration of the same number of years from the date of the death of the author who died first; or

                     (b)  the date of the death of the author who died last; whichever is the later.

             (5)  Where a literary, dramatic or musical work, or an engraving, in which copyright subsisted at the date of the death of the author or, in the case of a work of joint authorship, at or immediately before the date of the death of the author who died last:

                     (a)  had not been published;

                     (b)  in the case of a dramatic or musical work--had not been performed in public; and

                     (c)  in the case of a lecture--had not been delivered in public;

before that date, subsection (1) applies as if the author had died on the date on which:

                     (d)  in the case of a literary work (other than a lecture) or an engraving--the work was first published;

                     (e)  in the case of a dramatic or musical work--the work was first published or first performed in public, whichever first happened; or

                      (f)  in the case of a lecture--the lecture was first published or first delivered in public, whichever first happened.

             (6)  In this section, expressions that are defined by section 204 have the meanings respectively given to those expressions by that section and do not have the meanings, if any, respectively given to those expressions by Part II.

 

                    Disposal of 50 % of Copyright

 

50 % of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is for sale - anybody         interested ?

Does the Sydney Harbour Bridge ALSO belong to some exclusively selected person who was employed in the distant past to work on it as a labourer ? 

                           No Right to Sequel

 

 

                             Tax Liabilities

On the first section of the above form 66 obtained from the National Companies and Securities Commission in August 1989, Paul Hogan's place of birth is recorded as "Sydney" (Paramatta to be precise) ...

After the film "Lightning Jack" was released for exhibition, Paul Hogan's place of birth was changed to "Lightning Ridge" uniquely for promotion purposes.

The fact that Paul Hogan's place of birth was changed does not, by any stretch of the imagination, mean that Paul Hogan was born TWICE - i.e. the first time in Sydney and the second time in Lightning Ridge.

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Australian War Cemetery at Villers-Bretonneux

Important Notice for Patriotic Australians

At first glance it may appear that the tactical strategy that was used in May 1984 to secure the original ownership of the copyright in the veritable author's original work upon which the film "Crocodile Dundee" was based, has caused some prejudice to some fair dinkum Australians. Let it be known that Australians are far from being "spineless" people. All we need to do to confirm this is to visit the Australian War Cemetery at "Villers Bretonneux" in Normandy (Northern France) and count the number of crosses as we experience the eerie feeling in the air.

 

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Foot Prints in the Sand

Hazelwood Island

Whitsunday Group

North Queensland

  February 1984


One day a man had a dream …

He dreamt that he was walking along a very very long sandy beach, the end of which he could not see as it was hidden beyond the mist on the horizon.

For every step he took, as he walked, a second set of footprints appeared alongside heading in the same direction.

The man figured that the second set of footprints belonged to the Lord.

Suddenly, the second set of footprints vanished … and the man could not help himself thinking aloud : “Lord, he said to himself, why have you forsaken me ?” …

Carried in the light breeze softly brushing against his face, he swore he could hear a voice saying in reply : “I never left you … as you will notice when you turn around; the footprints left behind in the sand, are now twice as deep”.

“Your footprints are now twice as deep because it is through your own tenacity and courage that I have found the strength to carry you.

The war of attrition and psychological pain that you have been forced to endure have been deliberately inflicted onto you with the purpose of conditioning your mind so as to make it conducive for easy exploitation.

 

Your oppressor’s objective is to extort the precious creative talents you have for design and inventions from your thoughts through duress. Your mind has been made too weak to fight these forces of evil … but you can use the thrust of your oppressor’s own actions to defeat him.

Never despair, ’cause in the end, the forces of nature that govern what is essential for survival in this world will force Virtue  to  TRIUMPH  over  Evil.  It is only then that  Right  will replace  Wrong.

Just like the sunflowers of an entire sunflower field turning towards the sun in unison at sunset, all those responsible for your affliction  –  having recovered their reason and repressed virtues  –  will start paying attention to what you say – but it will be too late; because these people would have already brought forth their own woes and misfortunes in return for the psychological pain that they have inflicted onto you”.