Vinci Code” author Dan Brown being sued by Historians for Copyright
February 27th, 2006
Leonardo Da Vinci
said that the author, Dan Brown, copied their work in order to write
“The Da Vinci Code” and are suing both the author and publisher.
Richard Leigh and
Michael Baigent are suing Random House and Dan Brown for copyright
infringement. They authored a 1982 non-fiction book along with
Henry Lincoln (who is not participating in the lawsuit) called, “The
Holy Blood, and the Holy Grail”. This was a bestseller in its
time. They claim that “The Da Vinci Code” took the framework of
their book to use it to build “The Da Vinci Code” book. The lawsuit
is being held in the UK. Both sides are not talking at this time in
regards to this case.
This is not the
first lawsuit against the author and publisher of “The Da Vinci
Code”. Brown won a case against Lewis Perdue this past August who
said that elements from two of his novels were incorporated into
“The Da Vinci Code”. The novels are called “Daughter of God”, and
“The Da Vinci Legacy.” Perdue was suing for $150 million in damages
and wanted to stop distribution of the book and movie.
“The Da Vinci
Code” is a best seller that is soon to be released in May as a full
length motion picture starring Tom Hanks. The “Da Vinci Code” book
has over 36 million copies in print at this time.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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