The story begins with a major advertising agency stealing an independent consultant's story-boards and culminates with allegations that Coke filed fraudulent copyright applications and enacted a high-level form of espionage against their legal opponent. What's more, the federal judge in the case has been accused of having links to organized crime. Tantalizing? You bet. And we're only getting started.
The "Coca-Karma" story was originally reported by Stephen Marshall and the groundbreaking reporting team at Guerrilla News Network (www.gnn.tv). The story spurred a massive public reaction and letter writing campaign that included a US Senator and several prominent lawyers, but incredibly it has never been reported on in the major media. Might this have something to do with Coke's multimillion dollar advertising buys? With the publication of this book, perhaps we can open the door a little wider on one of the most intriguing cases in modern corporate legal history.
To know the facts is almost to disbelieve them. This value-priced Disinformation All Access-series book reads like a thriller but is all too real, culminating in the death of Bob Kolody.
Since co-founding Guerrilla News Network in the summer of 2000, Stephen Marshall has directed over 15 short documentaries, many of which have been selected for film festivals around the world. His first feature length narrative film, This Revolution, starring Rosario Dawson, is due out in 2006. His first book (with Anthony Lappe), True Lies, was published in October 2004 by Penguin/Plume.