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Posted on | February 28, 2006 | No Comments

Dan Brown is getting sued for allegedly plagiarizing the book The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail in the content of The DaVinci Code.

I’ve read both. The plaintiffs don’t have a very strong case – ideas are not copyrightable, and that’s about the only thing that is similar.

This strikes of lesser-selling authors with an jealousy complex – suing in hope of grabbing some fast cash in a nuisance settlement. When the defendant decided to fight things backfired. Brown is going to win, and his publishers will probably get their attorney fees paid for by the plaintiffs – a BIG backfire indeed…

Here’s a link to the story


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