Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer Sued Over ‘Pirates’ Franchise

Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer Sued Over ‘Pirates’ Franchise
Tim Kenneally - TheWrap.com

The company has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit by a man who claims that he came up with numerous elements of the hugely successful “Pirates” film series, including characters, supernatural elements, storylines, plots, themes, sequence structures and screenplay elements, according to court documents obtained by TheWrap.

In the suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Florida on Tuesday, Florida resident Royce Mathew claims that Disney infringed on a story that Mathew had written, and fraudulently procured a settlement from him when a previous lawsuit was filed.

In addition to the Walt Disney Co. and Walt Disney Pictures, the suit lists numerous other defendants, including “Pirates of the Caribbean” producer Jerry Bruckheimer.


Another day, another lawsuit. All you have to do is make a little money or have success at something, and there are the leeches ready to latch on and suck the money (and life) out of it.

I know this site is not a great platform for my political views and I normally try to keep that to a minimum, but man I tell you, this is so closely related to the copyright garbage which I do occasionally talk about here that I’ll venture out on the skinny branches just long enough to say; man is our judiciary system messed up that this sort of thing can even get to court.

Okay, I think I felt one of those skinny branches give way a little, I’m coming back in for the more solid footing now…