Thursday, April 20, 2006

US appeals court backs Brown's 'Da Vinci Code'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has upheld a ruling that Dan Brown did not copy elements of another writer's work in his bestseller, "The Da Vinci Code," his publisher said on Thursday. It was another legal victory for Brown after a high-profile case in London this month where a British court rejected charges he plagiarized another book, "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail," by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh. In the New York case, author Lewis Perdue had claimed Brown's 2003 book "The Da Vinci Code," which has more than 40 million copies in print worldwide, infringed the copyright of his novels "Daughter of God," which was published in 2000, and "The Da Vinci Legacy," which came out in 1983. [More]


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