Resisto : Autor will mehr Geld
"The Management Board of CD PROJEKT S.A. with a registered office in Warsaw, Jagiello?ska 74, hereby announces that on 1 October 2018 the Company received an official demand for payment filed by plenipotentiaries of Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski.
The notice indicates that Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski expects payment of additional royalties beyond what had been contractually agreed upon between himself and the Company. The contents of the notice are attached to this report.
In the Company?s opinion the demands expressed in the notice are groundless with regard to their merit as well as the stipulated amount. The Company had legitimately and legally acquired copyright to Mr. Andrzej Sapkowski?s work, i.a. insofar as is required for its use in games developed by the Company. All liabilities payable by the Company in association therewith have been properly discharged.
It is the Company?s will to maintain good relations with authors of works which have inspired CD PROJEKT RED?s own creations. Consequently, the Board will go to great lengths to ensure amicable resolution of this
dispute; however, any such resolution must be respectful of previously expressed intents of both parties, as well as existing contracts."
Ich bin ein wenig geschockt - Sapkowski war für mich immer ein Held, der mir die Welt des Hexers erst schmackhaft machte. Und ich habe viele Bücher von ihm gelesen.
Ich hoffe darauf, dass CDPR ihm keinen Cent gibt - der Vertrag war klar und der Autor wirkt nur Geldgierig auf mich. Ansonsten hätte er wohl kaum der Netflix "Adaption" zugestimmt.
Äusserst bedauerlich, wenn so grosse Persöhnlichkeiten solch einen Weg einschlagen.