Allen writes: “I would like to use the balance of this page
for a news item that we couldn’t squeeze into our ‘Update’
section this month. This particular story comes about as close
as you can to “they all lived happily ever after…”
Doing the Right Thing … by Shawn McMaster
In a world where
unscrupulous magic dealers knowingly sell ripped-off ideas to an
unsuspecting public, or construct and sell major illusions
without the inventors’ permission, Theory 11 has stepped out to
show just how easy it is to do the right thing. Shortly after
the release of Digital Dissolve, an effect where one coin
visibly turns into another, talk and accusations began to
surface that the trick idea had been stolen from Steve Dusheck.
Word was that Steve invented it and originally marketed the
effect under the name Copper/Silver Transposition.
Theory 11 CEO Jonathan Bayme reports that as soon as they
confirmed that they had made a serious mistake in crediting on
the DVD, they pulled the product and began negotiations with
Dusheck, offering him royalties retroactive to the first DVD
sold. They are re-shooting footage for the next pressing of the
DVD and have changed the artwork on the case to include
Dusheck’s name. Bayme also says that Theory 11 re-mastered
Dusheck’s original 1963 manuscript of Copper/Silver
Transposition with all new images and revised text, and sent it
out via email to all past purchasers of Digital Dissolve. He
says it will also be available from this point on by secure
download with each purchase of the DVD. All details of the
resolution, including statements from both Dusheck and Bayme,
are posted on Theory 11’s website.
Quoted with permission of Stan Allen,
Owner and Publisher
... Magic4Us totally concurs !