Sunday, October 28, 2012

In Case You Needed More Proof that the Intellectual Property Bar Is Out of Control

William Faulkner's estate is reportedly suing Woody Allen for a two-line quote (with attribution) in Allen's film, Midnight in Paris (which for the sake of full disclosure, I did not much like). The story is here in today's Independent. It's long past time the courts clipped the wings of the IP legal eagles, curtailed the increasing encroachment of "fair use," and told the descendants of famous authors to rely more on their own creative work for income.

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