If you read it anyplace else, it's not Really Legal!
Zick Rubin’s columns on the lighter side of publishing and intellectual property law
- "I'll Be Back (in 35 years)": The Author as (Copyright) Terminator (The Academic Author, February 2011)
Under the statutory termination provisions of the Copyright Act, eminent Elfin Studies Professor Ralph Little wrestles the rights to his seminal textbook, Introduction to Elves, back from his publisher.
- Holden Caulfield Weighs In (Fall 2009)
J.D. Salinger tries to stop author from letting Holden Caulfield grow old -- and Holden speaks out.
- The Suit's Done Gone (Boston Sunday Globe, May 26, 2002)
The Estate of Margaret Mitchell's failed attempt to stop my client Alice Randall's biting parody of Gone with the Wind
- Ted and Ollie (Salon.com, August 25, 1999)
A long-lost first draft of Love Story reveals that the inspiration for Oliver Barrett IV was not Al Gore, after all. It was fellow Harvard student Ted Kaczynski.
- Legal Title (Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, November 24, 1997)
With the spate of lawyer-novelists, legal book titles are getting scarce. Here are a dozen for the taking.
- Photocopy My Book Chapter? You Don't Even Have to Ask (Chronicle of Higher Education, September 2012)
Contemplating fair use, course packs, and electronic course reserves
in the wake of the Georgia State decision.
- How Can You Trademark a Mitzvah®? (October, 2007)
Some have managed to register mitzvot as trademarks, and some mitzvah applications have been abandoned.
- Who Owns English? (National Law Journal, Nov. 22, 2004)
Entrepreneur magazine tries to remove a word from the English language
- "A Pet Guinea Pig Is Not a Party to This Proceeding":
The 2003 Intellectual Property Law Year in Quotes
- The Modern Paper Chase (New York Times, May 30, 1998)
The Really Legal Law School curriculum for the new millennium
- Good Heavens, It's © By God! (National Law Journal, December 29, 1997 -January 5, 1998)
When God decides to consult His copyright lawyer
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