Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Busby owns no rights to either Danny Dew or Paul Fox materials, or to the use of their names. And he doesn't own the Braue notebooks, either. If Busby were to die then someone else might legitimately purchase the rights and put some of the material out.
Busby has NEVER sued anyone in magic, despite sending out hundreds of "cease and desist" letters. It's amazing people are still scared of his stupidity.
I'm sure more than one person around here recalls the ruckus Busby created when Jim Sisti offered for sale his excellent set of cups. If memory serves this was around 1999.
That ruckus resulted in Jim engaging Cowan, Liebowitz and Latman to answer Busby's charges.
The interesting thing to me was the fact that, in answering Busby's charges, Jim's attorneys posed several questions which, unless I'm mistaken, were never adequately answered from Busby's side of the fence.
It's going to take someone with a set of Paul Fox cups or a Paul Fox Gimmick to attempt to sell them on eBay, have the auction pulled as a result of Busby, and then sue Busby's ass (and the rest of him I suppose) in court so that he could prove his legal right to such action.
As a result of the litigation, it would then be brought out for public record whether or not Busby owns any rights at all to the Paul Fox stuff and the issue would be put to bed once and for all.