A "professional epigrammist
". He "creates" and copyrights
thousands of short
sayings. Then, he looks for usage of these sayings in other sources
and places, and when he spots one, he claims copyright infringement
When television journalist David Brinkley wrote a book entitled "Everyone is Entitled to My Opinion", Brilliant contacted him about violation of copyright. The publisher paid Brilliant $1000 because it was cheaper than court fees.
Let's just hope he doesn't find Everything, or we could find a different meaning to The Everything Copyright Problem.