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Alongside Night Author to Sue United States for Copyright Infringement

• Rational Review / J. Neil Schulman
May 21, 2010 — Author/filmmaker, J. Neil Schulman, today announced his intention to file a lawsuit for copyright infringement of his 1979 novel, Alongside Night, which tells the story of the collapse of the American economy due to massive government overspending and the issuing of unbacked money and credit to pay the interest on the national debt. 

Schulman intends to name the United States government as his primary defendant. According to Schulman, “The United States government — both the executive and legislative branches, aided by the courts, have stolen the entire premise — and a lot of the plot — of my novel!”

Schulman also intends to name, as co-defendants in his copyright infringement lawsuit, the Federal Reserve Bank, the European Union, the International Monetary Fund, General Motors, and the country of Greece.

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Comment by Jet Lacey
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The Orwell family estate should sue as well.

Comment by Powell Gammill
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Sweet! Nice PR too.  I wonder who wrote the plot for United Flight 93 that the government stole? "Let's Roll"

Well it has been sitting on my book pile for some years.  I guess I ought to read it now.