Court of Appeal Rejects Da Vinci Code Plagiarism Appeal

This is just a footnote to our former thread, but the Court of Appeal’s judgment is now available in full.

The preposterous claims about copyright in ideas have now been rejected.


  1. There’s a discussion of the case in Scrivener’s Error, a US blog about law and publishing. The article is worth reading. The URL is

    and the author discusses the analogous US law.

    The blog is worth following for those interested in the subject. “The blog’s description is “Law and reality in publishing — seldom the same thing — from the author’s side of the slush pile, with occasional forays into military affairs, censorship and the First Amendment, legal theory, and anything else that strikes me as interesting.”