Lee Goldberg

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Name: Lee Goldberg
Also Known As:
Occupation: Author
Medium: Books, TV scripts
Works: Licensed tie-ins for Monk, Diagnosis Murder
Official Website(s): www.leegoldberg.com - Website + Blog
Fan Website(s):
On Fanlore: Related pages


Lee Goldberg is a professional author who is outspoken in his disapproval of fanfiction,[1] calling fanfic writers, among other things, "lazy thieves."[2] He insists that his writing of tie-in novels is very different from fanfiction[3] and that fanfiction is "of course" illegal.[4]

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.

Also see John Ordover Wars.


  1. Lee Goldberg's War on Fanfic, Archived version on Cathy Young's blog, Feb 7 2007
  2. You Don't Know Jack, June 30, 2005. Archived by the Wayback Machine 05 May 2006.
  3. Am I a fanficcer?, Archived version Lee Goldberg's blog entry, Sep 20, 2006
  4. Is fanfic legal?, Archived version Blog entry from Aug 12, 2006