Yet Another Reality Disconnect
That sentence reads, "In the end, Perdue's heavy reliance on charts of common historical facts discussed in the two books only demonstrates his profound misunderstanding of the copyright law."
Well garsh m'am!
I'm just a novelist not a lawyer. I write thrillers ... or historicals depending on your own mood and need to fabricate an argument.
And while I may profoundly misunderstand copyright law, I'd be willing to bet my attorneys whom you've gratuitously insulted certainly DO know copyright law.
But more to the point, I DON'T HAVE ANY CHARTS OF COMMON HISTORICAL FACTS!
Where did Random House come up with this? Did they get this case mixed up with another one?
And even more to the point: Without an affidavit from the creators of The Da Vinci Code attesting to their research, there is not a SHRED of legally credible evidence that they even DID any research.
Reality check, folks!