I’m being eaten by a copyright lawyer, and I don’t like it one bit

by Walter Olson on October 16, 2013

Estate shuts down Shel Silverstein biography: given the withholding of needed permissions, we may never live to read the full complicated story of the Beat/Bohemian Playboy contributor who lived to become a beloved children’s author and popular illustrator. “I heard back from a law firm whose name seemed to come straight out of a Shel Silverstein poem: Solheim, Billing, and Grimmer.” [Joseph Thomas, Slate]

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1 E-Bell 10.16.13 at 9:06 am

In the article, the author states that the letter sent by the Silverstein’s estate is also subject to copyright restrictions so he can’t publish it.

I’m not hip to all the ins-and-outs of copyright law, but I find such a claim to be dubious. I found this article, which seems to share my sentiment.

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