My firm represents Peter Alexander, managing member of Courage Productions, LLC, the producers and copyright holders of the film, “The Profit.” It has been brought to my attention that several unauthorized transmissions and downloads of this protected work have taken place over the last 72 hours. Such actions are copyright violations and are unlawful. I request that any further distribution and/or dissemination of this important work cease immediately and any copies of the work that have been downloaded please be deleted.
If the efforts in distributing/downloading this work are well intended, please discontinue any such efforts so that the film can be commercially released and realize its full potential as an important statement on its subject topic. If anyone associated with “Anonymous” is actively participating in these acts, we approve wholeheartedly of the exercise of your First Amendment rights, but diluting the marketplace with unauthorized and unfinished/unedited versions of this work will only serve to harm the goal of vast distribution, as well as destroying the ability to recoup the millions of dollars and countless hours of creative effort and investment that went into producing this work. Please be advised that such unauthorized distribution only harms the greater goal of distributing this work in a more customary fashion, thus limiting the ultimate audience that can view this important statement, and ultimately reaching less people to be educated by this work.
I have personally been trying to secure the distribution of “The Profit” for several years, first, thwarted by the courts at the behest of Scientology, and, more recently, thwarted by the efforts of Robert Minton (erstwhile co-member of Courage Productions, LLC) and his counsel. We are on the verge of overcoming the last hurdle of this long journey and we would respectfully, but formally, request and demand that any further unauthorized distribution cease immediately. We need your cooperation if the true potential of this film’s goals is to be realized. Thank you.