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09

Black Female Author wins The Matrix Copyright Infringement Case

APPARENTLY THIS STORY WAS RUN IN 2004 BY THE SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S GLOBE NEWSPAPER AND REPRINTED YESTERDAY BY A GREG THOMAS. I HAVE RECEIVED A LOT OF EMAIL ABOUT THIS AND APOLOGIZE FOR #1 GETTING CAUGHT IN THE “MARTIX” MYSELF #punswild AND FOR NOT DIGGING DEEPER BEFORE MISINFORMING PARTICIPANTS IN CONVERSATIONS AT WATER COOLERS ACROSSED THE NATION TODAY.

Here is the Urban Legend Busted

Retracted,
2.0

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This little known story has met a just conclusion, as Sophia Stewart, African American author of The Matrix will finally receive her just due from the copyright infringement of her original work!!!
A six-year dispute has ended involving Sophia Stewart, the Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner Brothers. Stewart’s allegations, involving copyright infringement and racketeering, were received and acknowledged by the Central District of California, Judge Margaret Morrow presiding.

Stewart, a New Yorker who has resided in Salt Lake City for the past five years, will recover damages from the films, The Matrix I, II and III, as well as The Terminator and its sequels. She will soon receive one of the biggest payoffs in the history of Hollywood, as the gross receipts of both films and their sequels total over 2.5 billion dollars.
Stewart filed her case in 1999, after viewing the Matrix, which she felt had been based on her manuscript, ‘The Third Eye,’ copyrighted in 1981. In the mid-eighties Stewart had submitted her manuscript to an ad placed by the Wachowski Brothers, requesting new sci-fi works.
According to court documentation, an FBI investigation discovered that more than thirty minutes had been edited from the original film, in an attempt to avoid penalties for copyright infringement. The investigation also stated that ‘credible witnesses employed at Warner Brothers came forward, claiming that the executives and lawyers had full knowledge that the work in question did not belong to the Wachowski Brothers.’ These witnesses claimed to have seen Stewart’s original work and that it had been ‘often used during preparation of the motion pictures.’ The defendants tried, on several occasions, to have Stewart’s case dismissed, without success.

Stewart has confronted skepticism on all sides, much of which comes from Matrix fans, who are strangely loyal to the Wachowski Brothers. One on-line forum, entitled Matrix Explained has an entire section devoted to Stewart. Some who have researched her history and writings are open to her story.

Others are suspicious and mocking. ‘It doesn’t bother me,’ said Stewart in a phone interview last week, ‘I always knew what was true.’

Some fans, are unaware of the case or they question its legitimacy, due to the fact that it has received little to no media coverage. Though the case was not made public until October of 2003, Stewart has her own explanation, as quoted at aghettotymz.com:

‘The reason you have not seen any of this in the media is because Warner Brothers parent company is AOL-Time Warner…. this GIANT owns 95 percent of the media… let me give you a clue as to what they own in the media business… New York Times papers/magazines, LA Times papers/magazines, People Magazine, CNN news, Extra, Celebrity Justice, Entertainment Tonight, HBO, New Line Cinema, DreamWorks, Newsweek, Village Roadshow and many, many more! They are not going to report on themselves. They have been suppressing my case for years.’

Fans who have taken Stewart’s allegations seriously, have found eerie mythological parallels, which seem significant in a case that revolves around the highly metaphorical and symbolic Matrix series. Sophia, the Greek goddess of wisdom has been referenced many times in speculation about Stewart. In one book about the Goddess Sophia, it reads, ‘The black goddess is the mistress of web creation spun in her divine matrix.’

Although there have been outside implications as to racial injustice (Stewart is African American), she does not feel that this is the case. ‘This is all about the Benjamins,’ said Stewart. ‘It’s not about money with me. It’s about justice.’

Stewart’s future plans involve a record label, entitled Popsilk Records, and a motion picture production company, All Eyez On Me, in reference to God. ‘I wrote The Third Eye to wake people up, to remind them why God put them here. There’s more to life than money,’ said Stewart. ‘My whole to the world is about God and good and about choice, about spirituality over ‘technocracy’.’
If Stewart represents spirituality, then she truly has prevailed over the ‘technocracy’ represented in both the Terminator and the Matrix, and now, ironically, by their supposed creators.
Stewart is currently having discussions with CBS about a possible exclusive story and has several media engagements in the near future to nationally publicize her victory. June 13th 2004. Sophia Stewart’s press release read: ‘The Matrix & Terminator movie franchises have made world history and have ultimately changed the way people view movies and how Hollywood does business, yet the real truth about the creator and creation of these films continue to elude the masses because the hidden secret of the matter is that these films were created and written by a Black woman…a Black woman named Sophia Stewart. But Hollywood does not want you to know this fact simply because it would change history. Also it would encourage our Black children to realize a dream and that is…nothing is impossible for them to achieve!’

Greg Thomas, Editor

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37 Responses to “Black Female Author wins The Matrix Copyright Infringement Case”


  1. 1 CC Murray
    November 11, 2009 at 11:36 am

    wow amazing. thank God for blogs because no one is covering this.

  2. November 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    exactly – this is huge news thanks! She needs to get a picture deal!

  3. 3 Matthew Ellison
    November 11, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I didnt know a black woman wrote that story. I am suprised but at the same time wondering what else is out there that is being suppressed.

  4. 4 Torya
    November 11, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    I wondered what was the outcome of this case. Glad that she got what’s due to her!! People thought she was crazy and that a Black woman couldn’t come up with “The Matrix”, now this slaps every last one of them in the face! Good for her! And yes, why are other media not running this????

  5. 5 Johnathan mcFarland
    November 11, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    This is a great story. I am golad she one her case, this has given me hope in mine.

  6. November 11, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    The Matrix is a powerful spiritual movie. Why am I not surprised that it came through a Black woman.

  7. 7 mystiq
    November 11, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    finally, i was wondering what the outcome would be..good for her!

  8. November 11, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    The case is ongoing, she has NOT won the case yet.

  9. 9 anonomous
    November 11, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    are you sure about this? I’ve read the exact same story posted back in 2005. I’ve also read that this was urban legend.

  10. 11 RM Barnett
    November 11, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I heard about this awhile ago and it explains all the references to our culture and why the first ones were so good and the sequels were lacking. Why didn’t you just pay the woman and give credit where credit is due?!?

  11. 14 Aaron
    November 11, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    This article is a fraud. It’s a carbon copy of an article from 2004 about Ms. Stewart’s court case being allowed to proceed. She DID NOT win her case. It was dismissed in 2005.

    Article About the Fraud: http://www.pamil-visions.net/urban-legends-busted-sophia-stewart/27827/

    Original Article from 2004: http://media.www.slccglobelink.com/media/storage/paper442/news/2004/10/28/Entertainment/mother.Of.The.Matrix.Victorious-785067-page2.shtml

  12. 16 Trufax
    November 11, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/matrix.asp

    I know it’s been posted already but it’s worth laughing at again.

  13. 17 D
    November 12, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Quick question, what does her being a black woman have to do with intellectual theft?

  14. November 12, 2009 at 8:18 am

    African people have been for far too long victims of Marginalisation.
    Its time we as people come together and form our own independent organisations of all sorts. The majority of (western) people still think the same way they did 100 yrs ago and becuase we have been granted freedom we think that things have changed….

    Only difference now is that the enemy lies within our own minds.
    The truth shall set you free
    Its time we change our mentalities and realise we are our own worst enemies.
    Together we stand
    divided we fall
    A luta Continua

  15. November 12, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Wow, what an amazing article! I had no idea…the world is so cold huh? I’ll be posting this on my site, and giving you credit of course!!

    Keep up the eye-opening good work!!

  16. November 12, 2009 at 11:28 am

    FFfffffew, I just read your apology and reference to the truth of the story. Thanks for the scoop anyway it was a fun!!!!!

  17. November 12, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Word is on the streets!!!

    I recently eye discovered geometry in phonetics.
    Sorry. Haven’t found 1 name for it, yet it’s in al names. Word.

    “In beginning there was word. Then came script and soon followed the conflicts over significance”

    I’m going out of my mind or going in. ‘Look’ at this:

    “What to do when G*d calls to morph us?
    Pick up the phone-atic
    Speak neo-grammar
    i.e. BLACK PENTA GRAMmar
    a.k.a. Ebonics”

    I’m from an ex-colony from Portugal. We call our flavor of Ebonics ‘Kriolu’ derived from what you call ‘Creole’ in English.
    I reside in the Netherlands, who still have the Dutch Antilles as colony (named ‘provinces in the outskirt’). Their flavor of Ebonics is called ‘Papiamentu’ and has a lot of Spanish in it. But they can talk one-on-one with people from some CapeVerdean Islands… where I’m from.
    Suriname is one of the ex-colony’s that ‘delivered’ the Dutch workforce by Dutch brainwashing i.e. immigration (i.e. a lot fled to the Netherlands afraid of black independence… like my old folks did in ’72). Anyway…

    I notice some sort of unified communication mechanism in all flavors. Neo-grammar.
    Not to speak of the potential it has to break down Latin/Greek, the building blocks of all European languages down. I notice ‘phonetic synonyms’ (see no names). Most with Kriolu, my flavor of Ebonics, as catalist. Probably becouse it has a Latin based connotation/feel.

    It is so complete and self explenatory, that I don’t even doubt it is also present in language families I don’t know. (Slavic, Arabic, Persian, Mandarin etc etc.)

    It is so real. Almost all (West-)African countries had a black 5 pointed star in the flag.

    It is so ‘spiritual’, it is one on one with scripture (symbols of [the] word)

    “You need E!

    Unity?
    Price: 5 talents / Unit-E”
    Reward: 20 talents / E-turn-a-T”

    I think I’m on to something concerning the bible/THE word. Y’all can call it an ideology. I do too: ‘I-Deo-Logic’, Me ,G*d and his law: Logic

    When something ‘gets’ a name, it ‘starts to live/lead a ‘life”, right?!
    But before ‘you’ can call anything something, you need a voice, No?!?

    “‘Gene I is’ 1:1
    At bass is sound fundamental: mental
    fade divides in overtone and undertone: e-motion
    the various frequent sea’s come to accord: unit-e
    there is a verse missing: word
    That is where you and I come in: U n I verse”

    Could it be the various European languages are attempts in history to force the power of word to a matrix they call grammar? With ‘Old Greek’ and ‘Roman Latin’ as building blocks/catalyst. Think 180 degree the other direction: We gave them language!
    These books (Tora, NT, Koran) are our story AND a time lock on THE word. Check this example:

    “‘With his story the story became my story’ i.e.
    ‘History is no mystery to the story’ i.e.”

    Meaning: To lie about its existence is to point to truth when it concerns word; you need to ‘say it’.

    Is there any bad language if G*d equals word?

    [excuse me for bad language if you think it is]
    “‘G-ness is’ 1:2
    … so on the 6th day G introduced a nigga to the game and took a day to chill.
    As G showed him the ins and out in the game, the nigga started frontin thinkin he a real nigga already.
    But G aint pimpin since yesterday. He cought the nigga sleepin. And yall know what that is: A bitch nigga”
    [excuse me for bad language if you think it is]

    My 2cnt?
    MC’s like 50cnt are the lesser few that tell our kids to get money to afford smiling.

    “Ya know what I’m sayin?!?
    YaH knows what I’m saying!
    You know what?!? I’m sane!”

    Word is will: ‘n hear it!
    Pick up the phone-atic.
    Drop the phony

    JayJBee
    “Word is on the streets. hiphoTEp”

  18. November 12, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    They ‘say’

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
    True.
    Beauty is in the I of the beholder
    B.U.T. is when you don’t watch yo S

    JayJBee
    “Be you! Thee!”

  19. 24 Greg
    November 13, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Im just happy to my friend who I know for over them six years has won her case and she is very humble person, the book is a good read even though I lost my copy..And this story will kept quiet but she will get the chance to talk..

  20. November 13, 2009 at 10:15 am

    I greatly sympathize with S. Stewart. Black people are really great.

  21. November 13, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Wow!!! This story was amasing. My question to Ms. Steward is, Do you plan on creating your version of the film? I loved the Maxtrix series. I would love to see her vision developed and made into a Motion Picture!!..God Works in mysterious ways!! Ms.Steward, I’m a music producer contact me if you need music for your Filmworks, I’m available.

  22. 27 Jacinta
    November 13, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    She is a liar!! I have interacted with her myself; and she has stolen $120 from me claiming she would send me her book….It’s been two years of back and forth. I realized she is a liar…scaming folks online.

  23. 28 tamoko
    November 15, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Damn, this is the first time I’ve heard of Mrs. Steward, or her case… I guess things like this shouldn’t surprise me, or anyone else here.

  24. November 29, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Firstly may I say God bless Sophie Stewart. Please

  25. February 13, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    This story needs to circulate more! I’m going to link to it everywhere I can. People need to know. We are in a time where AOL-Time Warner may control the majority of traditional media outlets but the people can FINALLY still be heard through mediums such as twitter/facebook/buzz, etc.

  26. February 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    It takes courage to admit you made a mistake. I reported this same bogus story back in 2006 at my personal website and on a much bigger one. 🙂

  27. April 8, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I applaud your integrity in retracting this story. Many wouldn’t bother. Bravo! (Part of me wishes it was true, though)


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