Vietnamese ex-soldier loses screenplay authorship dispute
A Vietnamese ex-soldierhas lost a copyright dispute over a movie screenplay. Nguyen Thanh, who filed the lawsuit against script co-author Le Phuong, claimed he wrote the screenplay for the movie Biet Dong Sai Gon (Sai Gon Special Force) all by himself around 30 years ago: He demanded VND 7.4 billion over (US$ 400.000) in compensation.
How did he arrive at that amount? “He had a jewellery company calculate the amount for him, converting the original amount into taels of gold and taking into account interest rates and fluctuations of gold prices over the years.”
via Viet Nam News.