Pentultimate Dan Brown Update: The Ideas Weren’t Original, Then Or Now

March 20th, 2006 · 1 Comment
by Booksquare

We are, as you can see in the headline, leaving open the possibility for one more story on this topic. Not knowing a thing about British law processes, except the thing where they wear 18th century style wigs, we don’t know how long things will take to wrap up, and cannot guarantee any manner of extended attention span.

Thus we leave you with this:

Summing up the case, Mr [James] Baldwin said the ideas were “not original” and “too general” to be protected by copyright.


“Many of the ideas complained of were not original to The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. They were merely copied from others.

“The claimants were doing themselves exactly what they complain of in Mr Brown.”

File Under: Square Pegs

1 response so far ↓

  • David Thayer // Mar 20, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    I think the esteemed counsel is quoting Mick Jagger. In Shattered Mick confides he’s “in tatters”. This copycat business never stops.