This just in:
“MIAMI, Florida (CNN) — A Miami bankruptcy judge on Friday gave the father of Ron Goldman the rights to a book by O.J. Simpson that speaks in hypothetical terms about the 1994 murders of Goldman and Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole.
The book, which the former football star titled ‘If I Did It,’ may hit stores soon — but under a new title: ‘Confessions of a Double Murderer,’ according to the attorney for Fred Goldman, Ron Goldman’s father.”
Could this be the start of a trend? Could the subjects of upcoming books sue to get rights to manuscripts and entirely “reframe the debate” with a new title?
What about reissues?
Will the estate of Ol’ Blue Eyes acquire the rights to His Way: An Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra and reissue the exact same manuscript under the new title Kitty Kelley is a Big Fat Poopy Pants?
Will a disgruntled former JT LeRoy fan sue Bloomsbury claiming fraud, gain the rights to The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, and reissue it as I Hate You JT! You’re Nothing but a Chick With Big Glasses and a Lot of Chutzpah! ?