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Prospect Park Sues ABC Over ‘One Life To Live’ & ‘All My Children’ Licensing Agreement


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#1 Marco Dane

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:33 PM

UH OH

 

I KNEW SOMETHING WEIRD WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!!!

 

http://www.deadline....sing-agreement/


Edited by Silver Lord, 18 April 2013 - 04:38 PM.

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#2 John

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:38 PM

I heard this may happen. Im not sure what PP will get soncce ABC is creating new roles for KA, ME and RH. Unless aBC was doing other things as well.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:40 PM

It's not just about OLTL though.  My guess is PP is retaliating for losing the battle with the actors/performer. 


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:40 PM

Ugh I think they have a point--but I kinda wish PP would just take the high road and drop it.  I suppose this can't really interfere witht he future of the show on PP though--can it?


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#5 Vee

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:41 PM

Oy.


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#6 ChitHappens

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:42 PM

Ugh I think they have a point--but I kinda wish PP would just take the high road and drop it.  I suppose this can't really interfere witht he future of the show on PP though--can it?

 

The shows have yet to air, so is PP a bit premature?  What are their damages?  Kind of hard to measure when the audience has not seen the product.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:43 PM

Oh my [!@#$%^&*] god. They need to just pick their damn battles on move the freak onnnn.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

I'll be interested to see what prompted this.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

I'd have to know more about the case. I'm sure GH has been dragging its heels and may very well have pulled some [!@#$%^&*]. And 99% of the audience is not going to know or give a [!@#$%^&*] about this suit. But I still think it's best to leave it be.


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#10 Marco Dane

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

I hope the Judge doesn't do a "Cease and Desist" and halts production and the airing of the shows


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:47 PM

I hope the Judge doesn't do a "Cease and Desist" and halts production and the airing of the shows

 

That's not going to happen.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

Surely someone would settle before that--I mean ABC would have to do the same with GH, if it's even possible.

 

DOes anyone know what the license agreement was?  I know they had to start production within a certain timeframe.  But--do they have to renew the license (if these shows are a hit) every year?  Every five?  Indefinitely?


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

Nope. PP has kept up their end of the Bargain. ABC was creating issues. This is just a monetary thing & itll probably get settled.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:49 PM

Hmm. . . I'm a bit skeptical about this article. I mean I believe it, but I find it odd they're filing suit within days of the shows premiere. . . Can someone say scandal = press coverage = ratings. Mmm hmm. . . happy.png


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

Surely someone would settle before that--I mean ABC would have to do the same with GH, if it's even possible.

 

DOes anyone know what the license agreement was?  I know they had to start production within a certain timeframe.  But--do they have to renew the license (if these shows are a hit) every year?  Every five?  Indefinitely?

This may have more to do with ABC borrowing Starr, John & Todd


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#16 Marco Dane

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

What the hell has ABC been doing???

 

Prospect Park claims that ABC has been breaking the licensing agreement and sabotaging Prospect Park’s efforts to continue AMC and OLTL online.


Edited by Silver Lord, 18 April 2013 - 04:51 PM.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

Hmm. . . I'm a bit skeptical about this article. I mean I believe it, but I find it odd they're filing suit within days of the shows premiere. . . Can someone say scandal = press coverage = ratings. Mmm hmm. . . happy.png

 

Very good possibility!


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#18 ChitHappens

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:53 PM

This may have more to do with ABC borrowing Starr, John & Todd

 

Something that PP agreed to and was paid for it.  PP's mistake is that they went into negotiations over sharing the characters and that didn't work.  They simply should have said the characters come back as of 03/xx/13 - THE END.  Instead they wanted the actors/performer more than they cared about the characters. 

This looks like sour grapes to me. 


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:53 PM

Prospect Park claims that ABC has been breaking the licensing agreement and sabotaging Prospect Park’s efforts to continue AMC and OLTL online.

 

That doesn't mean anything. It could well be a legitimate complaint and they may or may not have done something deliberately brazen re: the actors or characters, which are intellectual property. Nothing would surprise me with the way GH has mishandled this. But PP - while I profoundly appreciate what they're doing with AMC and OLTL - is also not exactly known for the soft touch. So this may just be a very hamfisted tactic to try and shut down GH's recent moves with the actors and the pointless new characters. There's no way to know yet who's at fault.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:53 PM

It's not just about OLTL though.  My guess is PP is retaliating for losing the battle with the actors/performer. 

I think so too


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