Saturday, October 30, 2010

Egypt author threatens to sue over Hebrew translation

Egypt author threatens to sue over Hebrew translation
by Marwa Awad; Editing by Peter Graff - Sat Oct 30, 1:35 pm ET

CAIRO (Reuters) – "An Egyptian author said on Saturday he would take legal action against the publishers of an unauthorized Hebrew translation of his bestselling novel, released without his permission by a Jerusalem-based group."

Hmm... Anti-Semitic or pro-copyright? I wonder how the different viewpoints will see this. If the author has the work copyrighted, and it's virtually certain it is, then he is right.  Even though I believe the copyright laws are incredibly horrible and need to be tossed and rewritten from scratch, The "Right to Copy" is, like the rest of the US Constitution's Bill of Rights, an important one.

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