• 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.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Perdue Perplexed - Part 2 - "Lay Readers" Email Plagiarism Thoughts

Here's a REALLY baffling one: On page one, line 11 of the Random House filing,, RH argues that "the only issue is whether, from the perspective of a discerning lay observer, the protectible elements of the two works -- not historical facts, ideas or scenes a faire -- are substantially similar."

I am not sure how much more of a lay observer you can get than the unsolicited emails I started to get from complete strangers telling me that they thought Code had plagiarized me. Some of those emails can be found beginning on page 48 of my complaint filed on Jan. 6, 2005

I don't quite understand why Random House would do this. Do you suppose they just forgot about those?

Maybe some reader out there can enlighten us on why Random House would make that statement?

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A complete summary of filings can be found at the legal filing and resources page.


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