'Catcher' Spinoff Put On Hold In Copyright Case

Law360, New York (June 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered a temporary halt to U.S. distribution and marketing for a book based on J.D. Salinger's 1951 novel “The Catcher in the Rye,” saying she needs more time to determine whether the new book is a fair use of Salinger's copyrights for his book and its main character.

Judge Deborah A. Batts of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday barring U.S. publication, marketing or distribution of “60 Years Later: Coming Through...
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