Monday, November 20th, 2017

Terrible the way they fight over money, money, money


The BBC reports:

A court case in which The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown was accused of copying has ended, but the judge’s verdict may not be delivered for weeks.

Mr Brown denies copying The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh for his best-seller.

Summing up his clients’ case, Jonathan Rayner James QC said Mr Brown had been “unco-operative” and his evidence should be viewed with “deep suspicion”.

The judge, Mr Justice Peter Smith, said he hoped to give his ruling by Easter.

Mr Baigent and Mr Leigh are suing Random House, which published both books, claiming Mr Brown copied themes from their non-fiction study.

Ht: Growing Old Disgracefully

This fight is over nothing but money, money, money. How do I know? Look, do you really believe anyone would want to claim artistic credit for the book unless there was a lotta money at the end of the process?

BTW: instead of issuing a fatwa or burning cars or stabbing Dutch authors, the Catholic Church has put out an informative website to answer the nonsense in the Da Vinci code. (ht: MickeyMooseMU) So for those of you who were planning on rioting and looting a McDonalds, you’ll need to find some other excuse.

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