Against whom did author Fred L. Worth file a $300 million lawsuit in October 1984?
#93053. Asked by BRY2K. (Mar 02 08 7:38 AM)
The creators of Trivial Pursuit, Scott Abbott and Chris Haney.
In 1984, the sedate world of trivia was rocked by a $300-million lawsuit full of accusations of plagiarism and monster legal mumbo-jumbo about the intricate world of intellectual property rights.
But it wasn't just jealousy that had Worth upset. A lot of the questions bore a suspicious similarity to material from his books. In fact, he would decide that a third of the questions had been lifted from "Super Trivia." In some cases, the game even copied the typographical errors and misprints. (Not to mention the book's many unintentionally false facts.)
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