Written by: Paul (SoSF Fan)
If you read Whedonesque, then you know what’s been happening with Universal, but if not, here’s the scoop:
Universal has started sending “cease and desist” orders to Browncoats who are producing unofficial merchandise. It’s come to a head with 11th Hour, who really kicked off the original guerilla marketing before Serenity was even released: she’s been given an order, and is being asked to pay retroactive liscencing fees of nearly $9,000.
For more info and some samples of the BC’s reaction, visit Whedonesque.com.
In case you can’t tell, I’m a Browncoat and I’m po’d as hell. For Universal to ask the Browncoats to help promote Serenity, then a year later turn around and sue them, that’s just bulls*%t.