I just read that The DaVinci Code author Dan Brown won his suit against The Daughter of God author Lewis Perdue.
I love this quote:
Perdue alleged that Brown copied the basic premise of Daughter of
God, including notions that history is controlled by victors, not
losers, and the importance of the Roman Emperor Constantine in
requiring a transition from a female- to a male-dominated religion.
The Constantine bit aside, who does Lewis Perdue think he is, trying to “copyright” the notion that history is controlled by the victors?
Oooh! I’m going to copyright the “notion” that the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies are on a collision course! While I’m at it, I’ll copyright the “notion” that mercenaries are people who will perform acts of violence in exchange for money!
Based on what Perdue was asking for, it’s a good thing he lost the suit. I could care less whether Dan Brown won.