Author Responds to Salinger Lawsuit

The New York Times has an update on the legal battle between 90-year old author J. D. Salinger and Swedish writer Frederik Colting (pictured below), author of “60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye.” Colting claims that his novel is not a sequel to “Catcher in the Rye,” but rather “a complex and undeniably transformative exposition about one of our nation’s most famous authors, J.D. Salinger, and his best known creation, Holden Caulfield.” Salinger says "it is a rip-off, pure and simple".


Here is Colting's p.o.v. (legal documentation).

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My new article on parody exception to copyright law

Recently I wrote a 100-page comparative research paper on the treatment of parody in the copyright laws of common law countries and selected European countries. Thus, I could not help but voice my thoughts regarding the ongoing dispute between J.D. Salinger and the author and publishers of a purported sequel to The Catcher in the Rye.

I have posted my new article "Why Courts Should Not Allow the Parody Exception to Make a Parody of the Copyright Law" at http://mincov.com/articles/index.php/fullarticle/Salinger_Parody/

I hope you don't mind me using your blog to advertise it. I would appreciate any comments you may have with regard to my article.

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