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Who is the owner of the written word?

Title: Who is the owner of the written word?
Date: Monday, 12 March 1990
Publisher: Los Angeles Times (California)
Author: Bob Sipchen
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Imagine that a biographer is rummaging through an old trunk. He discovers a previously unseen letter from George Washington to Martha. He unfolds the brittle pages. "Martha, I must tell you, I was fibbing when I said, 'I cannot tell a lie.' " When that hypothetical biography is published, will you, the book buyer, get to read the Founding Father's confession? Hard to say. Last month the Supreme Court refused to review an appeals court ruling that copyright law strictly limits ... [Read the rest at]