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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Closing Statements in Da Vinci Case; Now Over to the Judge

The judge presiding over The Da Vinci Code copyright infringement case has indicated that he may take until just before Easter to hand down his decision now that the lawyers have made their closing statements. Both Dan Brown, who wrote The Da Vinci Code and Michael Baigent, who with Richard Leigh and another man wrote The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, which Brown is accused of plagiarizing, gave evidence at trial.  At risk besides questions of copyright law and the rights of the authors in HBHG is the pending release of the film made from The Da Vinci Code, scheduled to hit theaters in May. Read more here and here.

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