The estate of author James Joyce has agreed to pay $240,000 in legal costs incurred by a Stanford University scholar following a fair use legal battle over a book about Joyce's daughter. The settlement ends more than a decade of wrangling and brings to a close one of the more prominent academic fair use cases in recent years, which garnered interest partly due to the Joyce estate's aggressive approach to protecting copyrighted material.
James Joyce Estate Agrees to Pay Plaintiff's Fees in Fair Use Dispute
The National Law Journal
September 30, 2009