Court Files Code with 'Da Vinci' Ruling
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.
A few weeks ago, we told you of a British court ruling in favor of Dan Brown. The author of The Da Vinci Code was cleared of copyright infringement. Now, it turns out that the judge inserted a secret code into the text of his Da Vinci Code ruling. Lawyers have been trying to figure out the meaning of little italic characters in the more than 70-page document. Judge Peter Smith says he's allowed to have fun, and he declines to reveal what message says.
You're listening to MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.