Da Vinci Code Court Case
The author of the super-popular best-selling book the Da Vinci Code is in court today. Dan Brown's book publisher (Random House) is being sued for copyright breaches.
Authors of the 1982 book "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail" claim that Dan Brown stole their themes and ideas rather any specific text.
I wonder if the Holy Blood, Holy Grail authors would be defending their artistic integrity in court if the Da Vinci Code book hadn't sold more than 40 million copies worldwide? The history of art is one of appropriation and building on the ideas of those before us.
'Da Vinci Code' Court Case Opens in London
"Both books hinge on the theory that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and they had a child, and that blood line survives to this day. The earlier book set out the notion that Christ did not die on the cross but lived later in France." ABC
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