[rumori] The Holden Server

Steev [rumori] The Holden Server
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 09:51:07 -0800 (PST) (00918669067, Pine.LNX.4.05.9902100939450.22534-100000atflotsam.detritus.net)

This is old news but it was just brought to my attention today:

For almost a year, starting in November 1995, a web server
gave out random quotes from "Catcher in the Rye". In July 96, J.D. Salinger's agent requested it be shutdown since
it was a "flagrant violation of Mr. Salinger's copyright".
The owner of the site apparently has an almost religous devotion
to Salinger, so in respect for the author's pathological desire for
privacy, he shut down the server, though he stated that he
objected to the means employed by the agency.

Interesting, because it brings up a facet of the copyright issue that you
don't see too often, that of privacy. The Holden Server, to my mind, is
undoubtedly fair use, in fact i think the case against it is laughable.
piecemeal quotation of literature is probably more protected than any
other kind of "re-use". But do artists have the right to limit the re-use of their works in order to limit their exposure to the world?


Steev Hise, Nervert
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