10 August 2005 - Wednesday


Ever wondered how the intellectual property rights to religious texts are determined?

An English judge later felt the same way, see Cummins v. Bond , (1927) 1 Ch. 167, in which the plaintiff medium claimed rights in "automatic writing'' from a 1900-year-old spirit. The court held that ''authorship and copyright rest with some one already domiciled on the other side of the inevitable river,'' id. at 175.
Posts by William Patry here and here. Via the Conspiracy.

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