Cf. article in the New Yorker on the handling of literary estates by relatives: "This week, to coincide with Bloomsday celebrations, [Lawrence] Lessig plans to file a suit against Stephen Joyce in United States District Court." (Contains too a quote by Paul Zukofsky.)

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Blogger Jessica Smith said ... (11:18 AM) : 

did you read scroggins's blog?


Blogger Jessica Smith said ... (11:24 AM) : 

“What other literary estate stands up the way I do?" says Stephen.

Do Not Leave Your Copyrights to Relatives.


Blogger Jessica Smith said ... (12:21 PM) : 

more SJJ quotes:
“people who want to brand this great work with their mark. I don’t accept that.”
“Stephen Dedalus is, in a very important sense, Nonno’s character.”
“I am not ashamed of my middle name. It’s Stephen James Joyce.”


Blogger -k said ... (12:38 PM) : 

Lessig was one of Maggie's favorite professors. She had me read his book FREE CULTURE, which I highly recommend. (You can naturally download the whole book for free.)

"Do Not Leave Your Copyrights to Relatives." Does a general rule apply? This can really go both ways. I can certainly think of non-relatives who make as many if not more problems. And then there are different policies for different archives. The different scenarios for cataloguing, accessing, duplicating, and publishing make me dizzy.


Blogger Jessica Smith said ... (8:32 PM) : 

i guess some relatives are ok. but sons? do sons always have this crazy oedipus complex vis-a-vis their fathers' works? (i got confused there with the plural possessive)


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