Justice in the U.K. (unlike the U.S.)
This, despite the fact that we have an even stronger case, given the enormous body of substantial and protected similarities that we have not --so far -- been allowed to present in a trial here in the United States.
It looks as if "justice for all" has some meaning over there instead of "justice for big global corporations with deep pockets" as it seems to here.
Brown stole idea for Da Vinci Code, claim authors
By Hugh Davies
Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, is to face a High Court action brought by the authors of the 1982 non-fiction book The Holy Blood, and the Holy Grail, who allege that his blockbuster was based on their decade of research.
Speaking ahead of a preliminary hearing of the case next week, Richard Leigh, 62, one of the writers, said: "I don't begrudge Brown his success. I have no particular grievance against him, except for the fact that he wrote a pretty bad novel."
The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail
Mr Leigh, an American who has lived in England since 1974, and Michael Baigent, 57, a New Zealander, his co-author, are suing Random House, Brown's publishers, for infringement of their ideas.
They are funding the action with the proceeds of their book, which Random House has reissued in a special £20 hardback edition to cash in on the success of Brown's novel.
Henry Lincoln, 75, a Londoner who also co-wrote the book, is ill and has decided to remain out of the action.
A two-week trial is scheduled for the end of February, with both sides assembling formidable legal teams.
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By Hugh Davies