Copyright Issues / Didion Talks / Messud also Talks

August 21, 2006

Fair Use Copyright Doctrine Up for a Test
It has nothing to do with writing
per se, but Kirby Dick will test the “fair use” doctrine of the copyright law with the release of his documentary This Film Is not Yet Rated. A century ago a copyright lasted 28 years. Today it’s the life of the author plus 70 years.
But who owns an idea. John Sutherland explores that question in a recent
Guardian essay.

Didion Talks
Sean O’Hagan talks with Joan Didion while she is in London.

Writing Again and a Booker Nomination to Boot
After 9/11 Claire Messud thought she would never write another novel. Gaby Wood talks to her about The Emperor’s Children, which was long-listed for the Booker.

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