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Offline MuninnTopic starter

The "Barefoot Bandit" Arrested
« on: July 12, 2010, 03:31:16 AM »
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For two years he stayed a step ahead of the law stealing cars, powerboats and even airplanes, police say, while building a reputation as a 21st-century folk hero.

'Barefoot Bandit' nabbed after 2 years as fugitive (AP)

Bahamas police, FBI: 'Barefoot bandit' apprehended (CNN)

Wow.  I actually had not heard of him until this hit the news sites.  I think it's interesting, in a way, he really lived a life you only seen in adolescent action films!

And, as you would expect:

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20th Century Fox has purchased the rights for a film based on the exploits of the young fugitive.

Now I wonder if this kid is going to see a red cent of this?

What are your thoughts, E?


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Re: The "Barefoot Bandit" Arrested
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 03:45:25 AM »
I hope he gets some royalties, at the very least.  Of course, if they've purchased the rights, presumably he at least got the money from that...

Offline MuninnTopic starter

Re: The "Barefoot Bandit" Arrested
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 03:53:44 AM »
yeah... but who knows, eh?  I could be wrong but didn't Patch Adams basically get robbed in that respect for the film that was made based on his life?

I also love the fact in reading the articles it goes as follows:

Authorities: "He's a fugitive and must be punished for his crimes. >:("
Fans: "Oh! He's a hero! Free him! >:O"
Mom: "He taught himself how to fly a plane. :')"

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Re: The "Barefoot Bandit" Arrested
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 05:21:39 AM »
If the film company want to screw him over, they'll just do a film "based on" or "inspired by", and then he'll get nothing.

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Re: The "Barefoot Bandit" Arrested
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010, 06:56:40 AM »
If the film company want to screw him over, they'll just do a film "based on" or "inspired by", and then he'll get nothing.

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20th Century Fox has purchased the rights for a film based on the exploits of the young fugitive. (CNN)

Yeah, that's what I was thinking.  I at least hope he puts out a book - that one is sure to be a pretty awesome memoir.

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Re: The "Barefoot Bandit" Arrested
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 12:56:52 PM »
I think the Son of Sam laws prevent a convicted criminal from profiting from things connected to their crime.  I might be wrong with regards to property crimes, though.