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Friday, June 04, 2004
  A European example of copyright absurdity: out-law.com: Ireland argues copyright of James Joyce
6/2/04, Pointed out by Law.com (e-mail newsletter 6/4/04)
Regarding the annual Bloomsday celebrating Ulysses by Joyce:
Stephen Joyce, the author's grandson, has threatened to sue the library and other organisations involved in the celebrations for breach of copyright, if any public readings of the author’s works are made.
There has also been concern that the mere exhibition of drafts of the novel, held by the Library, would fall foul of the copyright laws.

The argument deals with updates to the EU directives on copyright extending copyright to 70 years from the death of the author. It was 50 years.
 
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