Arguing that a copyright infringement claim -- especially one that may be invalid -- is no justification for banning a book, four of the United States' biggest news organizations on Thursday lined up behind a Swedish author's bid to publish a literary work whose central character is a 76-year-old version of Holden Caulfield. As a precedent for allowing the book's publication, the brief cites the Vietnam War-era "Pentagon Papers," which the Supreme Court refused to suppress despite government officials' arguments.
'Catcher in the Rye' Copyright Fight Enters a New Chapter
The American Lawyer
August 7, 2009