Re: [rumori] The Wind Done Gone gets published?
Date: Fri May 25 2001 - 20:00:34 PDT

They had a debate on this issue on PBS's The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, two
lawyers for opposing sides gave their point of view. the moderator had a hard
time keeping them quiet, but neither one was listening to the other, one side
called it a Parody while the other side kept maintaining that the publisher
had the rights to the Sequel. and of course they picked out the one passage
in the book which was a tight lift of the original Gone With the Wind text,
besides the two words which were changed. the lawyer for the book piped in
very quickly when this passage was read.
Peter A Lopez

Every Man wrote:

> Appeals Court Lifts Injunction Against The Wind Done Gone
> Houghton Mifflin will publish the controversial
> parody of Gone With the Wind as soon aspossible.
> Associated Press
> Friday, May 25 12:35 P.M.
> A federal appeals court Friday lifted a lower
> court's injunction against publication of The Wind Done Gone, a parody of
> the Civil War classic Gone With the Wind.
> A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard
> less than an hour of arguments on an appeal by publisher Houghton Mifflin
> before issuing its ruling from the bench.
> Author Alice Randall and her publisher said they would get the book
> out as quickly as possible.
> The Nashville, Tenn., writer said she wrote the book so that black and
> white Americans could have a ''belly laugh'' together about the painful
> period of slavery and the Civil War.
> 'I'm so glad that the court will allow that message to get heard,''
> Randall said.
> U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell issued the injunction against The
> Wind Done Gone last month after ruling it violated the copyright of
> Margaret Mitchell's classic novel. The injunction was sought by lawyers
> representing the Mitchell estate.
> Randall's novel is an account of life at a plantation named ``Tata''
> narrated by the daughter of a black slave woman and the white plantation
> owner, the half-sister of a character that mirrors Scarlett O'Hara.
> Paul Anderson, one of the trustees of the Mitchell estate, attended the
> hearing and said he was surprised at the quick ruling.
> He declined further comment.
> Randall noted that the ruling came on May 25, the birthdate of her
> fictional character. ''And today is the day she will be free.''
> Wendy Strothman, executive vice president of Houghton Mifflin, said the
> publisher plans an initial run of 25,000 copies. �
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