Written by Abd. Aziz Itar, the article mengulas mengenai fenomena filem yang diadaptasi daripada novel dimana ianya menyentuh about the financial and copyright issue of Ombak Rindu.
The fact is... the film "Ombak Rindu" existed solely because of the author and of course the book publisher, however, they were paid RM4000 je sebagai bayaran untuk mengangkat novel tu ke filem, yang mana Penulis mendapat 40% daripada jumlah tersebut. So far, that's all they got from the filmmaker, and probably will stay that way, unless they have some sort of agreement about the film income.
In another article from the December 12th's issue of the same newspaper, ada menyatakan pindaan akta yang akan menguntungkan pengiat seni (termasuk penulis). However, for Ombak Rindu, nasi dah menjadi poridge. Nampaknya penulis dan penerbit novel tak akan mendapat apa - apa keuntungan dari filem tersebut.
Walaupun saya tak brapa minat Fauziah Ashari, I still feel sorry for her. I can just imagine how depressed she feels. The filmmaker did not do her book justice (which somehow indicated that the story in the novel is not perfect enough), and now they gain so much from her novel and she couldn't even win her case if she claims.