f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n: Chris Elliot's Strange Case of Copyright Infringment

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Chris Elliot's Strange Case of Copyright Infringment

From the NYTimes. Comedian Chris Elliott has written a historical-suspense-spoof called The Shroud of the Thwacker and inadvertantly gotten roped into a bizarre copyright infringment case. Thankfully, all parties seem to be dealing with this rationally and, shockingly, without the help of lawyers.

I like this quote from Elliott:
"I think it's really kind of funny. The whole thing about this book is that I did almost no research for it, and the one little bit of research I did I got wrong."

The lesson, as always: Beware the Internet.