Cacciaguida

Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

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Friday, April 07, 2006
 
Opportunistic copyright trolls lose lawsuit against Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown.

This is the right result. Not that I hold any brief for Brown -- I hope he gets eaten by sharks, preferably after repenting but I'll take it either way -- but as a matter of copyright law, Baigent and Leigh's theory would have made it virtually impossible to write about anything that anyone else had ever written about.

I'm glad Brown has been put to the expense and trouble of defending a lawsuit, and would encourage others to sue him too; but it's a good thing he didn't lose this one.