Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Censored Dance-why Fair Use plus $3.25 will get you a nice latte. Elizabeth Rader razor sharp on how Carol Loeb Shloss’s new biography Lucia Joyce: To Dance in the Wake had to get re-written repeatedly due to intellectual property threats on the part of Stephen Joyce.

"Think of this story the next time someone tells you that fair use is the down parka that
will keep writers from being chilled by virtually limitless copyright terms and
ever-expanding copyright scope. As my mother told me when I wanted to walk out in
the street into moving traffic, “you may have the right of way, but it doesn’t do you
much good after you’re run over.”

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