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|Medium:||Books, TV scripts|
|Works:||Licensed tie-ins for Monk, Diagnosis Murder|
|Official Website(s):||www.leegoldberg.com - Website + Blog|
|On Fanlore:||Related pages|
Lee Goldberg is a professional author who is outspoken in his disapproval of fanfiction. He insists that his writing of tie-in novels is very different from fanfiction  and that fanfiction is "of course" illegal.
Some fans, when discussing Goldberg, will elide his name, for example as "L** G*ldb*rg." This is to keep Mr. Goldberg, an infamous ego-googler, from finding the discussion and jumping in to flame the participants.
Some fans find him hilarious. Others, not so much.