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Stanford Wins Rare Copyright Concession from Joyce Estate

Publication Date: 
March 25, 2007
Source: 
San Jose Mercury News
Author: 
Lisa M. Krieger

This article covers the settlement agreement between the Estate of James Joyce and Carol Shloss, an acting professor of English and Joycean scholar at Stanford. The agreement allows Shloss to publish portions of family correspondence and notebooks that shed light on Lucia Joyce's influence over her father's work, including Finnegans Wake. The legal team representing Shloss was comprised of lawyers from Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, Cyberlaw Clinic, and Fair Use Project.

David Olson, resident fellow with the Center for Internet and Society, is quoted:

"This is the first time that the estate has backed down...That's why it's so important. Hopefully, this will embolden scholars."