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Lawsuit Alleges Joyce Estate Blocking Portrait Of Artist

Law360 (June 14, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Repeatedly denied access by the James Joyce estate to family correspondences, medical records and writings, a Stanford professor is suing the renowned Irish writer’s estate in hopes of using some of the material on a scholarly Web site.

Carol Shloss, an English professor at Stanford University, said the publisher of her 2003 work, “Lucia Joyce: To Dance in the Wake,” eliminated significant portions of the book due to threats of a lawsuit from the Joyce estate over copyright violation.

Shloss now intends to set up a...
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