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A federal judge has ruled that compiling Dorothy Parker’s poems was a far less original act than writing them.

The editor of a book of uncollected work by the late author did not show enough “creativity” to claim copyright infringement from a near-identical set contained in a book released by Penguin Group (USA), U.S. District Judge John F. Keenan said Nov. 6, contradicting a decision he made four years ago.

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