Judge Vows To Decide On "Da Vinci Code" Plagiarism Trial In 30-60 Days

Law360, New York (May 7, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge in Manhattan district court has pledged to read Dan Brown’s blockbuster “The Da Vinci Code,” as well as two books by Lewis Perdue, to determine if they were “substantially similar” and if Perdue's copyright infringement case against Brown should be allowed to proceed.

Judge George B. Daniels, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, promised to read the entire works rather than just excerpts, and said he would reach a decision in the case in 30 to...
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