[Libs-Or] Fwd: [District Dispatch] ALA, groups supporting First Amendment rights file amicus brief in Salinger case

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 11:54:20 PDT 2009

ALA, groups supporting First Amendment rights file amicus brief in Salinger
case <http://www.wo.ala.org/districtdispatch/?p=3467> August 04th, 2009 |
Category: Civil Liberties, Intellectual Freedom, and

Jenni Terry <http://mail.google.com/mail/jterry@alawash.org>; Press Officer,
ALA Washington Office

Washington, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA), the Association
of Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of College and Research
Libraries (ACRL), The Organization for Transformative Works, and the Right
to Write Fund have filed an amicus curiae brief asking the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Second Circuit to reverse the Federal District Court judge’s
ruling in Salinger v. Colting.

In July, the District Court ruled in favor of author J.D. Salinger, who
claimed that Fredrik Colting, the author of “60 Years Later: Coming Through
the Rye,” infringed his copyright on “Catcher in the Rye.” The District
Court’s preliminary injunction prohibits the publication and distribution of
the book, which the groups believe implicates free speech rights of authors,
publishers and the public protected by the First Amendment.

In their “friend of the court” filing, the groups also assert that the judge
applied too narrow an interpretation of the “fair use” doctrine, which
permits new, transformative works into the marketplace.

A copy of the amicus brief can be found

Jenni Terry
jterry at alawash.org

Diedre Conkling
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, OR  97365
Work phone & fax:  541-265-3066
Work email:  diedre at beachbooks.org
Home email:  diedre08 at gmail.com
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