News Giants Back Publication Of 'Catcher' Spinoff

Law360, New York (August 7, 2009, 5:17 PM EDT) -- The New York Times Co., Gannett Co. Inc., the Associated Press and Tribune Co. have weighed in on the side of an author fighting a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. publication of his novel based on J.D. Salinger’s classic 1951 book “The Catcher in the Rye.”

The news organizations filed their amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which is handling an appeal from writer Fredrik Colting, Windupbird Publishing Ltd., Nicotext AB and ABP Inc. challenging a district court's July 1...
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