Did Dan Brown plagiarize in the Da Vinci Code?
March 12, 2011 Leave a comment
In 2006, Dan Brown was accused of plagiarizing the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail in his novel The Da Vinci Code. The courts found him innocent. However, earlier this week I found proof that Dan Brown did plagiarize. Dan Brown did steal the ideas he included in his book The Da Vinci Code. However, he didn’t steal them from the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail. He stole them from his previously published book Angels and Demons. Anyone who has read Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code knows that they are the exact same book.
The first 30 pages of The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons are exactly the same. The author just put the pages in reverse order in The Da Vinci Code to fool readers into thinking they are getting new material.
The moral of The Da Vinci Code is “peace, truth, and education conquer all.” The moral of Angels and Demons is very similar, “peace, truth, and perseverance conquers most”.
If regurgitating your previously published work does infringe on copyright laws, then Dan Brown would be in trouble, but not in as much trouble as Steve King and Tony Hillerman, both of these authors would be serving consecutive life sentences.