So now the authors of The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail, a non-fiction book from 1982, are suing Dan Brown in the UK for copyright infringement. They claim he “lifted the central theme” from their work and used it in The Davinci Code. The contested ‘theme’:
The theory that Jesus and Mary Magdalene married, had a child, and the bloodline continues to this day, with the Catholic Church trying to suppress the discovery.
So even if he did, what on earth does that have to do with copyright? You can’t copyright ideas. Let’s just hope the court does not forget that.
Why are they suing only now? The Davinci Code movie will be released in May – these people are just opportunists.