Controversy about Crazy Card－Words from Hanson Chien:
The original idea of this trick was born in 2013. The two main effects that inspired me are "Fraud by Daniel Garcia" and "Safety Hole by Menny Lindenfeld". Our team has spent a lot of time trying to make all the details realistic, and I'm very satisfied with the final result.
When this trick was about to be released, I showed some magicians the trailer in advance. One of the magicians, Lloyd Barnes from the UK, kindly reminded me: "I think you'd need to check with Alan Rorrison first . As I think he has this similar effect somewhere."
In fact, before I released this trick, I already checked all the magic effects of credit cards on the Internet, but I didn't find any records of Alan, so I decided to send a message directly to him to confirm this.
This is Alan Rorrison’s first response: "I wouldn't happy if Crazy Card released. The moving chip is my effect. I originally released its In 2009 and I've done a lot of work on it since. The original pulling the chip off a borrowed card and putting it back on was on my As Brass Notes in 2009 and then re-released in 2011 as video."
The following is the link Alan sent me:
After I saw his effect, I was even more sure that my effect was completely different from the work he had already released. As a creator, I’m glad to list him on credit to show my respect, but I don’t agree that he has the right to prevent me from releasing my work, and the reason is because he told me that he had posted similar ideas on Instagram.
I know that our effect is an independent development, and the only similar effect he published on the market was the As Brass video published in 2011.
So I totally disagree with what he said. To me, this is more like bullying because of personal benefit. If I don't cooperate with him, then I can't release this trick? I think I don't need anyone’s approval to release anything, unless this creation is completely based on other people’s ideas, or the same effects and methods already exist in the market, in which case I will definitely get permission before released, just like the Zombie Hand I released before.
This is Alan Rorrison’s final response: "I don't want you to release my work. A credit isn't all it takes. It's a no from me. Here is the end of the conversation. You are saying you are going to steal my work. I won't be quiet about it. The conversation is over."
More conversations between me and Alan ← CLICK HERE
So, who is right and who is wrong? You can judge for yourself.
Thanks for your time.