PLEASE READ THESE FACTS FIRST:

  • Random House sued ME; not the other way around.
  • Random House filed suit to silence the facts I was posting on the web.
  • There has been NO trial on the facts, only the Random House effort to prevent a trial.
  • The only sworn statements made under penalty of perjury are affidavits from me and my experts, nothing from RH.
  • The judge refused to consider any expert analysis.
  • Despite suing me first, Random House & Sony UNsuccessfully demanded that I pay the $310,000 in legal fees they spent to sue me.
  • Contrary to the Random House spin, I am not alleging plagiarism of general issues, but of several hundred very specific ones.
  • This is not about money. Anything I win goes to charity.

Legal filings and the expert witness reports are HERE

I have a second blog, Writopia
which focuses on Dan Brown's pattern of falsehoods
and embellishment of his personal achievements.


Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Newest Batch of Legal Filings Posted

All the latest filings are here: http://www.davincilegacy.com/Infringement/ along with an updated court docket. The docket links go to the Court's PACER system, but I have everything on the site except for things like the notice of papers being served etc.

8 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

Lew what this "divine dimension" thing in DVC 1.618?

Wed Apr 13, 11:46:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Lewis Perdue said...

Brown tries to show off his mastery of divine proportion through a conversation with a bunch of fictional undergraduates who come off as so stupidbthat they'd never get into the local JC, much less Hah-vahd.

The subject was much abler (and more interestingly) covered by Mario Livio in his book, The Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI, the World's Most Astonishing Number

Basically Brown's rendition is a dumbed-down version of why we see that ratio in nature all the time from the chambers in a nautilus shell, to sunflowers etc.

The Greeks also found that rectangles with this proportion are exceedingly pleasing to the eye ... Livio's book is a fun read.

Actually the number is 1.61803398874989...ad infinitum, this being an irrational number just like pi.

And for a quick tutorial, head here: http://www.geocities.com/~jlhagan/lessons/design2.htm

Wed Apr 13, 01:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Vanessa said...

I can't seem to find the Complaint on the www.davinicilegacy.com/Infringement web site. Could you post it if it's no problem?

Mon Apr 25, 09:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lewis Perdue said...

Vanessa, which complain would that be?

There are many filings ... mine and from Random House.

Click on the links on that page and you'll get a menu of filings.

Tue Apr 26, 08:28:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Vanessa said...

I can't seem to find the intial complaint from Random House which was filed on Sept. 2004.

Wed Apr 27, 11:57:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Lewis Perdue said...

Vanessa: go here http://www.davincilegacy.com/Infringement/ and scroll down to:

Random House's Sept. 17, 2004 request for Declaratory Judgment (self-extracting file, double-click to view)

Wed Apr 27, 12:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Vanessa said...

When I go there, I get linked to a ideaworx web page, and there appears to be no self-extracting file.

Wed Apr 27, 09:39:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lewis Perdue said...

Vanessa, that is tne filing.

Thu Apr 28, 07:23:00 AM PDT  

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