Groups Urge Injunction be Vacated in Salinger Case

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on September 3 to help decide whether an injunction barring publication of Swedish author Fredrik Colting’s 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye constitutes an “impermissible prior restrain and an unwarranted extension” of copyright protection. Lawyers for author J.D. Salinger claim 60 Years is an “unauthorized sequel” to The Catcher in the Rye. A number of high profile organizations, including major media companies like the New York Times, the Associated Press, Gannett, and Tribune, as well as librarians, free speech advocates, and legal scholars, have filed amicus briefs supporting Colting, urging the Appeals Court overturn Judge Deborah Batts’ injunction barring U.S. publication, asserting that Batts erred by not allowing the case to proceed to a full trial.

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