Salinger's Death May Spur More Copyright Litigation

Law360, New York (February 24, 2010, 5:50 PM EST) -- The recent death of J.D. Salinger will likely spur a renewed interest in the reclusive literary giant's work that could lead to fierce copyright battles with the new stewards of his intellectual property, but just how successful the trustees will be in defending the author's work remains to be seen, experts say.

While those in charge of a deceased artist's IP rights are typically more lenient in striking licensing deals than the artist might have been, the new trustees of Salinger's IP rights — his widow...
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