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Holy grail, holy lawsuit

22 December 2004

The late Andrew Galambos believed that a person’s ideas were “primary property,” more so than his or her physical possessions. Galambos even contributed a nickel into a trust fund for Thomas Paine’s heirs every time he used the word “liberty” in a lecture, because Galambos believed that Paine had invented it.

Apparently, the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail have become Galambosians: they believe that the concept of “Jesus survived his crucifixion, married, and had children” is their primary property, and they are demanding that the publishers of The DaVinci Code cough up a few nickels.

via Through the Looking Glass