'The Da Vinci Code' author cleared by court

Britain's Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that American author Dan Brown did not steal key elements from an earlier book for his blockbuster novel "The Da Vinci Code.

'The Da Vinci Code' author cleared by court

Britain'sCourt of Appeal ruled Wednesday that American author Dan Brown did not stealkey elements from an earlier book for his blockbuster novel "The Da VinciCode"

Last April, Brown was cleared by the High Court of accusations that hebreached copyright by plagiarising passages and ideas from "The Holy BloodAnd The Holy Grail", for his 2003 book.

Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, two of the earlier book's authors, tooktheir case to the appeal court and now face a legal costs bill approachingthree million pounds.

"The Da Vinci Code" has sold more than 40 million copies aroundthe world, has been translated into 44 languages and has made Brown into adollar multi-millionaire.

The best-selling author did not attend the appeal hearing.

Source:Agencies
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