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Judge Rules For "Da Vinci Code" Author In Copyright Suit

Law360 (August 5, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled for “Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown in a $150 million copyright infringement lawsuit filed by an author who claimed the best-selling thriller plagiarized his novel.

In his opinion, U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels of the Southern District of New Uork ruled Brown's story is not substantially similar to "Daughter of God" by author Lewis Perdue.

“A reasonable average lay observer would not conclude that ‘The Da Vinci Cod’ is substantially similar to Daughter of God. Any slightly...
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