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From: David Stodolsky <>
Subject: Demolition Man story plagarized
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 19:35:11 +0100


Noted Hungarian science fiction writer Istvan Nemere claims that most of 
Demolition Man is based on his novel Holtak harca (Fight of the Dead), published
in 1986. In the novel, a terrorist and his enemy, a counter-terrorism soldier 
are cryogenically frozen and awakened in the 22nd century, when violence was 
purged from society. A copyright investigation proved that 75% of the film is 
identical to the book. However, Nemere chose not to initiate a lawsuit, as it 
would've been too expensive for him to hire a lawyer and fight against major 
Hollywood forces in the United States. The author claims that Hollywood had 
ripped-off works of many Eastern European writers after the fall of the Iron 
Curtain, and that he knows the person he claims to be responsible for illegally 
selling his idea to the filmmakers.[16]

David Stodolsky
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