Sunday, May 5, 2013

Harper Lee Sues Agent Over Copyright

In an article published in The Guardian, titled Harper Lee sues agent over To Kill a Mockingbird copyright by David Batty, Mr. Batty writes:

Harper Lee, the author of To Kill A Mockingbird, has sued her literary agent for allegedly duping her into assigning him the copyright on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

In the lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan, Lee says Samuel Pinkus, the son-in-law of Lee's long-time agent, Eugene Winick, took advantage of her failing hearing and eyesight to transfer the rights on the book, which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and became an Oscar-winning film.

The 87-year-old says she has no memory of agreeing to relinquish her rights or signing the agreement that cements the purported transfer.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee a few years ago for the very first time. I was saddened to hear the above news. 

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