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Joe v. Volcano

This just ended up going viral over the weekend.

San Francisco writer, Joe Quirk, author of “Ultimate Rush,” an amped up delve into bike messenger culture as it happens on the streets of SF, recently found out a movie based almost entirely on his book was about to hit theaters — without his permission or foreknowledge. He now faces a long, uphill battle with Sony Pictures and the “screen writer” David Koepp, who allegedly got hold of the manuscript via CAA, both his and Quirk’s representative agency, and copped it as his own.

If a 13 year old illegally downloads a song, that’s theft. But if a Hollywood Media Empire steals an entire novel, eh, the case lacks merit.

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