The Phantom and the Fans
A True Story of Betrayal and Greed
The Really Useful Company (also called the Really Useful Group, and
known to fans as the "RUG") is Andrew Lloyd Webber's company, and producer of
his musicals. Their most successful, popular, and money-earning musical is
The Phantom of the Opera, which has hundreds of devoted fans who
spend thousands of dollars on the show and its merchandise. They have also set
up fan pages all around the Web, effectively giving thousands of dollars of free
advertising to the RUG.
The RUG's response to this? Complaints of copyright infringement and threats
to the future of fans' Web pages!
The RUG's response to this? Complaints of copyright infringement and threats to the future of fans' Web pages!
treats fans as if we were citizens of a dictatorship!
This page has been put up to share the anger and frustration of the fans with the world. For too long now the RUG have treated us as second-class citizens. They don't answer our letters. They don't respond to our constructive suggestions on dealing with the copyright disputes. They don't let us get tickets to anniversaries. They obstruct fan endeavors and are unhelpful and rude. Read our complaints in more detail here!
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Please don't use this guestbook to protest about the Phantom Movie.
If you are looking for other Phantom of the Opera pages, please try the following:
Legalese: This site does not break any copyright laws. I have not copied any of the RUG-owned images for use on these pages, I have linked directly to the images on their own server, which is why it may be slow to load them. This is 100% legal.
but go ahead, use it wherever you want!