I noticed a similarity between a recent news story and a script I wrote years ago and had abandoned.
I upgraded my computer from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 this week, and spent the rest of the week fixing the problems that created. I didn’t get anything done on “Felix”. That left me with nothing to talk about in my blog, so I thought back to an old script.
Back in 2010, I wrote a script that I called “My Detective Story”. Not a great title I admit. I meant to go back to it, but after a while I decided to abandon it
Nevertheless, from time to time I do think about it. Although, overall, I am not happy with it, it does have some good ideas. I often wonder if I should have another go at it. I think I have learnt more about writing since then and could do a better job of it.
The central idea of the story is that a very important person commits a crime. A lowlife happens to make a video of the crime. The detective learns about the video and for the rest of the story he tries to get it.
I was struck by the similarities to the case a certain Canadian mayor. Do you think I can sue for plagiarism?