When Disney bought Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox, they neglected to do something: pay royalties on contracted works as part of the sale.
"Disney’s argument is that they have purchased the rights but not the obligations of the contract. In other words, they believe they have the right to publish work, but are not obligated to pay the writer no matter what the contract says."
@sohkamyung Lucas already had unpaid contracts lying around - Karen Traviss, who single-handedly created the Mandalorian civilization before they destroyed it in The Clone Wars, hadn't been paid for 6 or 8 years when she quit writing Star Wars.
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