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Steve Frame
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No Mason that is not true. All the soap writers will be affected by what they are striking for. They are wanting their part of the money that networks are making for selling their product on the Internet. Right now the writers are only getting paid for what is shown on the TV. The networks make money off that and then turn around and sell it to the Internet but they keep all the profits and writers are not being compensated for that.

If the prediction is true that many soaps will move permanently to the Internet, the WGA will have no control over how these writers get paid. Plus these writers will not even have the privilege of joining the WGA. Just like the writer of Coastal Dreams. He/she is not eligible for WGA membership and thus can get paid less for his work than industry standards demand.

Writers are just trying to protect their rights if and when more and more stuff moves to the Internet, podcast, etc. Right now there are no guidelines at all. Soaps will be the first to go exclusively to these routes I'm sure.
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