“HOPE” springs eternal

Monday, May 31st, 2010

TweetFrom the inception of the curious g blog back in February 2009, I have been really fortunate. Whenever I get blocked or stuck for a new post, I can always rely on the “Shepard Fairey fair-use-HOPE-poster-copyright-infringement-on-AP-photo case” to supply a small infusion of intrigue and, oh yeah, law. I feel attached to this case and […]






This just in – Salinger wins

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

TweetChalk up another victory for the reclusive J.D. Salinger. A federal judge has banned US publication of the book, 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye, by Swedish author Fredrik Colting. The book contains a 76-year-old version of Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. Colting’s book was not considered parody, […]






It’s all about J.D.

Friday, June 19th, 2009

It’s ironic that a man who seeks absolute privacy and writes an iconic book is known for being “famously litigious.”











All is fair in love and literary circles

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The fair use debate continues: J.D. Salinger is seeking to block a book release by UK author Fredrik Colting citing copyright infringement. Colting responded by citing protection under fair use laws.











Curious about current “fair use” debates

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

TweetOn 7 february, the curious g published the entry, Shepard Fairey, how have you created?, in response to the usage debate over the Obama image in Fairey’s poster. The topics of “fair use” laws and content excerpting are front and center these days, particularly since Web advertising is way down. Sites such as The New […]






Shepard Fairey, how have you created?

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

TweetNot meaning to beat a dead horse, it seems that the “iconic” Obama poster is center stage again. This time though, it has nothing to do with the Obama camp. The feud is between the Associated Press (AP) and Shepard Fairey, the artist, who “transformed” the photo into the Obama brand. It focuses on the […]