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Saturday, May 04, 2013

More power to her

To Kill A Mockingbird Author In Copyright Feud
The author of To Kill A Mockingbird is suing her literary agent's son-in-law for allegedly taking advantage of her declining hearing and eyesight to secure the book's copyright.
One of the greatest classics in American literature, widely studies in schools, and a personal favourite of mine, is paying royalties to someone other than the author, who claims to have no memory of signing away her rights to the man who now owns the copyright on her book. Even if she did sign the copyright over to him, we shouldn't allow someone to grab royalties and copyright for themselves by taking advantage of an author's ill health. I'm glad to see that even at her advanced age, she is fighting for her rights to be restored. Atticus would be proud.

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