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Thursday, 27 April 2006

CODE OF HONOUR


Code of Honour

A huge thanks to all of you (especially Catfriend - from whom my thank-you email bounced back) who have sent me links to news items on the code allegedly incorporated by Mr Justice Peter Smith into his judgment in Baigent and Leigh v Random House - the Da Vinci Code copyright infringement case (blogged here, here and here by the IPKat). You can read this story for yourselves in The Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Times, among others.

Left: more essential copyright reading for Peter Smith J (above).

The IPKat has no wish to duplicate that which has already been so well covered. He will confine himself to the comment that this is not the first case in which a judge has written something that no-one can understand. Merpel wonders, in a common law jurisdiction such as England, is the code a binding precedent ...?

Enigma code here - though it wasn't really such a tough nut to crack for anyone who read the patents ...
Another IP case where the judgment is written in code here

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