You have no legal recourse with WGA registration, only copyright registration.
WGA registration is only useful at all if you're in the WGA and some dirtbag producer (as an example) wants to credit jump onto your script because they gave notes on your script. The WGA will then look at the registered versions of the script and arbitrate a credit decision.
With copyright you can only get up to $150k statutory if you hadn't registered before filing a lawsuit. The big money is in the "punitive" or "discretionary" increase in damages.
The discretionary increase for willful infringement is the only punitive provision to be found in the Act. To encourage copyright registration, Congress mandated that statutory damages are available only where the owner registered the work prior to the infringement, or at least within three months of the work' first publication if the infringement occurred before registration.[v] But owners who have not timely registered their copyrights are not left without a remedy: they are entitled to their actual damages plus any of the infringer' profits attributable to the infringement, which, in many instances, far exceed the maximum statutory damages amount.
Doubt it is a new camera. It is most likely just an adapter that will allow RED cameras to record to CFAST. That way the whole charging 10x more for commodity grade SSDs issue will be side-stepped. "You can now choose to spend 10x more on off the shelf SSDs rebadged with the word "RED" on them, or just buy expensive, but still WAY cheaper CFAST 2.0 cards."
This would have been groundbreaking 3-4 years ago. Now, with all of the other commercial FF systems already on the market for $200-$300 with a controller knob, this just looks like a motor and a plastic gear paired with a wireless transmitter...Something you can put together in the hobby circles for literally dirt cheap. Sure, the phone thing is neat, but I think most filmmakers would prefer a focus knob over strictly a wireless app. This top end for Moxie should be about $150. $600 is simply not tenable, as evidenced by the Kickstarter only raising $5,000 out of $50k with 20 days to go. Once again, seems like a good product, but a little late to the game with a high price tag. This FF is pretty much in the same position the Sega Saturn was in when it launched.
I'm used to film equipment costing incredible amounts of money, but $3,000 for an equipment cart is just absurd, sorry. I could buy a top of the line zero turn riding lawnmower which is significantly more durable and complicated mechanically for the same amount of money. I could literally hire someone to build me a custom cart and make it out of Titanium and it would cost less. Once again, not ragging on the product, it seems very well built, but because it has the word "film" in it, manufacturers seem to just an another zero to the price tag. Is there really a market for $3,000 carts?
Neat package. Great sensor. Not worth $4,500/week vs. Alexa package though.
I'd probably be way more interested in buying the Red Ranger than renting it if I was going to shell out $55k just on the body alone.
"Blame" currently sits at 54 out of 100 for Metacritic. I'm curious how a film that did so well on the festival circuit, including Tribecca, has bombed out in real life?
And as others have said, yeah, sure you don't have to go to film school if someone else is footing the bill for your film(s), especially if you're directing.