There is an interesting posting “Libraries versus Salinger” on the Duke University Libraries Scholarly Communications @ Duke blog, a “web site [that] is intended to help keep the Duke community informed about developments in scholarly communications, including the application of copyright law and its exceptions to teaching and research.”

In early August, the American Library Association (ALA), the Association Research Libraries (ARL), the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and others had filed an amicus brief in the appeal of the June 2009 court decision issuing an injunction to stop the U.S. publication of Sixty Years Later: Coming through the Rye, an unauthorized sequel to the Catcher in the Rye, on the grounds that its publication was a likely infringement of J. D. Salinger’s copyright.

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