We received the following open letter to the Chinese Magic Community from Inside Magic Favorite Walter “Zaney” Blaney.
We debated whether to include the domain name for the offending web site. We did not want to give the pirates more traffic. We can attest, however, the site is as Mr. Blaney describes. They do indeed have David Copperfield performing Mr. Blaney’s world-famous Ladder Levitation. The image to the left is from the listing for the knock-off hoop. We pixelated the domain name the pirates used to prevent folks from copying their images. Ironies abound.
We fully support Mr. Blaney in his crusade against those who steal, knock-off, copy, or even “improve” on the inventions of our best magical minds. Mr. Blaney has always fought on behalf of all magic inventors — not just himself.
Some would suggest it is a losing cause. We think it is one of the most important causes in our craft and well worth fighting.