Steinbeck Heirs Take Copyright Battle To High Court

Law360, New York (March 16, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT) -- The son and granddaughter of John Steinbeck have taken their decades-long squabble over copyright control for the author's literary works to the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking to overturn a finding in favor of the estate of Steinbeck's third wife, Elaine Steinbeck.

The petition for a writ of certiorari, filed in the high court on March 11 and made available Wednesday, asks whether the termination rights that Congress granted to authors and members of their families can be extinguished by a copyright holder's agreement even though that...
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