Judge in DaVinci Code case creates code of his own

Bored with solving The DaVinci Code from Dan Brown's bestselling book? Try solving The Smithy Code, created by the judge in a copyright case involving the book.

To be perfectly honest, we at SCAtoday.net aren't sure if this is real, or an elaborate parody — but it's a terrific read either way. Either this judge has an amazing sense of humor, or New York Times reporter Sarah Lyall has an amazing amount of creativity. According to the article, Judge Peter Smith, in his ruling on the copyright lawsuit filed by the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail (a nonfiction book published in 1982 that shares many themes with The DaVinci Code), embedded an elaborate and as-yet-unsolved coded message in his 71-page ruling.