Follow up to James Joyce copyright post March 27, 2007 8:34 AM   Subscribe

In June last year, Anjumu posted a link to a New Yorker article about the aggressive copyright enforcement followed by the James Joyce estate. A Joycean academic sued the estate for the right to publish certain material. They won. (see also Lessig)
posted by peacay to MetaFilter-Related at 8:34 AM (19 comments total)

Why isn't this blue-worthy? Don't we do follow-ups?

Just when I thought I could take the n00b plates off...
posted by kisch mokusch at 8:42 AM on March 27, 2007


Not to be TOO pedantic, but they didn't win-- they settled. They won in the sense that they get to publish the book, but frankly it would have been far better for scholars if they had actually proceeded to judgment and set a precedent against the looniness of the copyright enforcement.
posted by norm at 9:02 AM on March 27, 2007


Joyce's grandson shouldn't be privy to any copyrights on Joyce's work unless he can convincingly explain all nuances of "Finnegan's Wake".
posted by Burhanistan at 9:05 AM on March 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


We usually don't do followup filter on mefi because it can be tedious, but this seems like an entirely new development worthy of its own post.

TAKE IT TO THE BLUE
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:19 AM on March 27, 2007


Even then. There is no reason for the grandsons of an author to "guard" artistic works. They aren't any more entitled to use it than any other person and it is a bit absurd to encourage the formation of "lineages."
posted by micayetoca at 9:22 AM on March 27, 2007


joyce's grandson shouldn't be privy to any anything. the man is a grade A jerkwater, always givin' everybody the high hat.
posted by shmegegge at 9:26 AM on March 27, 2007


mathowie writes "an entirely new development"

I guess that's a matter for conjecture. It's not worth reposting to the blue IMHO because the main feature here is the litigious nature of Joyce's grandson (which was covered very well in last year's post and in the New Yorker article) - this settlement was just a little comeuppance to the estate. I thought that 18 people who saved it as a favourite plus any people who know the basic background would want to hear of this. But I don't think there's a lot of *blue meat* here per se.
posted by peacay at 9:35 AM on March 27, 2007


If Matt told me to "Take it to the blue" I would be all smiles for a week.
posted by Dizzy at 9:38 AM on March 27, 2007


Dizzy, especially in your case. It's like we're going to have to take you down to Tijuana to get your first post to metafilter.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:45 AM on March 27, 2007


I thought that 18 people who saved it as a favourite...would want to hear of this.

Indeed. Thanks for posting.

this seems like an entirely new development worthy of its own post.

I don't know about that — but it does seem like a development worth tagging onto the end of the original (closed) thread, if a mod were so inclined.
posted by cribcage at 10:09 AM on March 27, 2007


Blue meat?
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 10:10 AM on March 27, 2007


Yes I said Yes!
posted by OmieWise at 10:16 AM on March 27, 2007


Privy
posted by Kirth Gerson at 10:20 AM on March 27, 2007


B-stan--
Too true.
I wanna lose my cherry, really I do.
But I'm not really sure where all that HTML has been.


(and to be honest, I'm not sure how to do it.)
posted by Dizzy at 10:24 AM on March 27, 2007


(is there a guide for realllllllly slow people who use macs?)
posted by Dizzy at 10:25 AM on March 27, 2007


(and to be honest, I'm not sure how to do it.)


Huh. That was my first post, basically.

*blush*
posted by norm at 10:39 AM on March 27, 2007


If Matt told me to "Take it to the blue" I would be all smiles for a week.

Matt favorited one of my pictures on Flickr and I was all smiles for the whole day.

I'm sure that's kind of sad, but still. Smiles.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 6:18 PM on March 27, 2007


There is no reason for the grandsons of an author to "guard" artistic works.

I know quite a few artists who would disagree with you.
posted by R. Mutt at 7:47 PM on March 27, 2007


Really, R. Mutt? You know quite a few artists who'd want their grandchildren to "guard" their work from scholars 50 years after the artist's death?

That seems insane.
posted by mediareport at 9:03 PM on March 27, 2007


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