Loved this from the cricket section of the online Guardian today:
Archive for March, 2007
THE lead attorney for the James Joyce estate, issued a press release last Thursday in response to the settlement of the civil action taken by Professor Carol Shloss. (See previous posts here and here)
Maria K Nelson said that the trustees of the estate were "delighted with the successful resolution of the litigation brought by Professor Shloss" and that the outcome was a "clear victory for our client on all major issues".
The press release continued: “From the outset of this dispute, we sought to define what specific material Prof. Shloss wanted to publish and the context in which she would publish it, as well as to have the copyrighted material belonging to our clients respected. This settlement agreement provides both.
"It makes no mention whatsoever regarding the ‘fair use’ claim, nor does it make any new law regarding ‘fair use’ or copyright misuse".
“The trustees of the Estate are pleased that this litigation has now been resolved in a way that vigorously protects the copyrights they own and respects the private lives of their family members.”
THE estate of James Joyce has given up its attempt to enforce its copyright against an author and researcher. For Carol Shloss, a Stanford University professor of English and Joycean scholar, it was a happy end to a ten year battle against the James Joyce trustees and estate. (see previous post here).
Shloss was prevented from using quotations from James Joyce or Lucia Joyce (his daughter). As a result, Shloss was forced to delete substantial sections of her book Lucia Joyce: To Dance in the Wake, published in 2003.
In June 2006, the Stanford Centre's Fair Use Project, representing Shloss, sued the Joyce estate and Stephen Joyce (grandson of James) on four counts, one of which was copyright misuse. It was believed to be the first case of this kind.
A subsequent 'motion to dismiss' was taken by the Joyce estate early in 2007, which the court denied.
Last Monday a settlement was agreed. Included was the statement that "the Estate and Joyce covenant agree not to sue Shloss for infringement of any copyrights resulting from Shloss's publication, in either electronic or printed form".
Anthony Falzone, director of Stanford's Fair Use Project, said it was "an important victory for Carol Shloss, scholarship and fair use".
He said it was a "remarkable victory given the Estate's past aggression" and hoped that it was "the first in a string of many cases that vindicate the rights of not only scholars and academics, but creators of all manner".
Irish cricket squad member Andrew White writes about the team's win over Pakistan on the BBC's cricket blog.
"Three hours later we were still in the dressing rooms, having clambered into one of the stands to share the moment with some of those supporters that had sung every song they knew throughout the day."
Passion, pride, perseverance
The last 11 mins of Ireland v Zimbabwe in the cricket world cup yesterday in Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica.
49th over (Zimbabwe needing 9 runs from 12 balls)
50th over (Zimbabwe needing 9 runs from 6 balls)
UPDATE 29 MARCH 2007: YouTube have removed the above links citing "a copyright claim by ICC Development (International) Limited and Global Cricket Corporation Pte Limited".