It makes me happy. I think Brown's a middling writer, but a great storyteller. It is nice to see that writers are still allowed to build on other works without threat of liability. A London judge ruled:
It would be quite wrong if fictional writers were to have their writings pored over in the way DVC (Da Vinci Code) has been pored over in this case by authors of pretend historical books to make an allegation of infringement of copyright.