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So-called 'sequel' to 'Catcher in the Rye' effectively banned in the U.S. as part of copyright lawsuit settlement agreement.

Via Mike Mansick over at Techdirt -

The unauthorized 'sequel'/commentary on J.D. Salinger's Catcher In The Rye can be published and sold around the world, EXCEPT for the U.S. and Canada.

So much freedom of the press or the notion that America is freer than any other country in terms of what you can publish. The bizarre arrangement is the result of a settlement agreement between Swedish author Fredrik Colting and the Salinger estate over a copyright dispute over Colting's book 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye.

More details here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12181223

My previous thoughts on the outrageousness of the Salinger copyright claim can be found here:

http://www.againstmonopoly.org/index.php?perm=593056000000001176

This latest development is a double insult in light of the disastrous 4-4 Supreme Court split in the case of Costco v. Omega. Unless the Supreme Court revisits the issue, what this means is that you can still be held liable for IP infringement if you buy copies of 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye overseas or via the Internet (as I have done) and then try to resell such copies to others here in the U.S. who might want to read this new and original work.

Quite amazing...and pathetic.


Comments

free movie downloads It really is a shame. I would love to read the sequel to "Catcher in the Rye" and I'm sure there are many others who feel the same here in the USA

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