It could all be set to go to a Charity or directly into stocks/bonds etc, for all we know.
I'm pretty sure that he wouldn't be suing unless he thought he'd be getting the money.
It's not about what Anthony deserves. It's what the ESTATE is entitled to based on legal contracts.
Again, I'm not arguing about legal contracts here. I don't associate law with justice or morality. If all the money goes to charity, then hey, I take back my previous statements and concede that Anthony is a great guy and that this lawsuit is completely reasonable and justified. If all the money goes into his pockets, then my statement still stands: Anthony Puzo doesn't deserve to get $1 million because of his last name.
So what you are saying is that just because someone dies, their creations are up for grabs to anyone that wants them?
That's the tricky part. On the one hand, having IP die with its original creator would promote innovation and reduce exploitation and milking. On the other hand, some ideas would never reach their full potential. I think the first choice is the best option.This comment was edited on Jun 19, 16:43.