Shipping, packaging, advertising, and continued tech support costs are probably factored in.
When he said, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ5cNqXgKUo
Suddenly the Red and Blue teams of Team Fortress make more sense...
The fastest, the furthest. The best. And I should know, because... My name is Max!
Wait, I already tossed all my silver into my local church and now I've got the noose ready.. You mean this was always a quote mine?!
Preeeetty sure that if you take one step back (as far back is needed to see Luke 19:11-27) you'll see a parable was being told, and Jesus was quoting a king. Not taking sides, just.. not a fan of quote mining. No offense.
Right. Because exercising your rights under the law as the last option after seeking settlement out of court is "using it as a weapon." Got it. Your problem apparently isn't with Mr. Teller, but copyright law. Good luck there.
Dislike and refuse to write down are two different animals. Copyright office probably has the whole thing written down and described in a file.
What a shame. Copyright law covers rehearsed and written-down performances.
You can copyright a performance that has its steps written down, improvised performances must be recorded, etc.
Pretty sure Penn's the libertarian of the two.
If he actually changed the work after reverse engineering the trick, it might not have been a violation, and yes, you can own and copyright pantomime routines such as this given certain elements. The law on it is a little vague, of course, thus the "testing the waters of magic trick copyrights" sort of language here. I'm curious as to how this is insane, really.