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Da Vinci Suit Resurrected

Law360 (July 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two historians who accuse author Dan Brown of plagiarizing their work in his 2003 bestseller The Da Vinci Code will file an appeal, reviving a copyright infringement suit against publishing giant Random House that was dismissed by the U.K.’s High Court in April.

In addition to millions of dollars, principles about how authors use the ideas and themes of other writers in their own fictional works hang in the balance.

Co-authors Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh wanted $24 million from publisher Random House—the parent of The...
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