'Reworking,' but No Theft, 'Da Vinci' Author SaysBreaking News
He was testifying on behalf of his British publisher, Random House U.K., in a copyright infringement suit brought by two of the three authors of a 1982 nonfiction book, "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail," also published by Random House. Mr. Brown called the accusation that he copied the thematic "architecture" of that book — which, like "The Da Vinci Code," posits a conspiracy to protect the secret of Jesus' bloodline — "completely fanciful." Patrick Janson-Smith, a literary agent who was involved with both books when he was the publishing director of a division of Random House, testified that he saw similarities between them but no evidence of copying. " 'The Da Vinci Code' is "a romping piece of good fiction," he said. "Like any thriller," he added, "no doubt it took ideas from any number of sources."
comments powered by Disqus
- Jewish history is under siege in the middle east and these volunteers are risking their lives to protect it
- 'Amazon should stop selling Holocaust denial books'
- National Museum of African American History and Culture Reaches Milestone of 1 Million Visitors
- What Makes a President Great? Clipping? Sipping? Slashing?
- Carla Hayden says Frederick Douglass "might have a lot to do with the fact that I am a librarian”
- Historian and Antiwar Activist Marilyn Young Dies at 79
- Trump Chooses Historian H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser
- Holocaust Historian Deborah Lipstadt Explains Why People Believe Trump's Lies
- Princeton’s Harold James warns World War Three is now a "serious threat”
- Israeli schools' history lessons create good soldiers, says pundit