AMC threatens to sue fansite over Walking Dead spoilers

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AMC claims that spoilers (and even predictions) of its show, The Walking Dead, infringe copyright. As spoilers are other people's descriptions of something they've seen, in their own words, this would put all unauthorized reviews and commentary in the same boat. But that hasn't stopped it issuing legal threats to fans.

AMC finally reached out to us! But it wasn’t a request not to post any info about the Lucille Victim or any type of friendly attempt at compromise, it was a cease and desist and a threat of a lawsuit by AMC Holdings, LLC’s attorney, Dennis Wilson. They say we can’t make any type of prediction about the Lucille Victim. Their stance is that making such a prediction would be considered copyright infringement. AMC tells us that we made some claim somewhere that says we received “copyright protected, trade secret information about the most critical plot information in the unreleased next season of The Walking Dead” and that we announced we were going to disclose this protected information. We still aren't sure where we supposedly made this claim because they did not identify where it was. ...

Basically what it all comes down to is if we post our Lucille Victim prediction and we're right, AMC says they will sue us. Whether there are grounds for it or not is not the issue, it still costs money to defend. That is the way our justice system works. Would we have defenses? Sure. But it also costs money to mount that defense.

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Take a Walking Dead cruise this January... if you dare!

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If watching the AMC series and attending Walker Stalker Con just isn't enough, Walking Dead fans now have a horror cruise to look forward to. On January 15, the 3-day Walker Stalker Cruise will "escape" Miami, FL and head to Nassau, Bahamas on the Norwegian Pearl. Survivors will be treated to a mobile zombie-themed convention and will get to rub elbows with Walking Dead actors such as Norman Reedus (Daryl), Chandler Riggs (Carl), Emily Kinney (Beth), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha) and others. Some of the activities include Q&As and panel discussions with the actors, gaming, costume contests, and late night parties. Prices start at $750 and early registration ends July 5th. For more details go to the Walker Stalker Cruise site. Read the rest

Festus Rotgut: Zombie Cowboy -- 6-pack comic book

Presented for your entertainment: a complete zombie comic story, told on beer bottle labels. By Jason Aaron and Walking Dead co-creator Tony Moore.

Walking Dead vs Wildlife: the intro

A parody to remind us who'll have our backs during tomorrow's zombie holocaust--if we have theirs today.

Walking Dead Dubstep Video Remix, 'The Wobbling Dead' (spoilers)

[Video Link] A fan-made dubstep remix using audio and video samples from AMC's The Walking Dead, by video remixer extraordinaire Edgar Camago (web, Facebook).

Download the song on soundcloud.

Contains spoilers. Catch up with AMC's The Walking Dead, including last night's midseason finale, in our Walking Dead episode recaps by Kevin McFarland.

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Man shoots girlfriend in fight over The Walking Dead

Jarman Gurman, 26, had an argument with his girlfriend over "The Walking Dead" early Monday morning. So he shot her in the back with a rifle. [NBC] Read the rest