[lit-ideas] Re: "The Diary of Michael Moore" (Was: Fahrenheit 9/11)

  • From: Robert.Paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Robert Paul)
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 29 Jun 2004 18:37:25 PDT

>"Bradbury is demanding an apology for not being asked for permission to lift
the book title. He wants the film renamed, something that is not likely to  
happen at this late stage.<

Whatever the righteousness of Bradbury's complaint, he's out of luck legally.
Titles cannot be copyrighted. (See my forthcoming The Joy of Sex, Anna
Karennina, How to Get Filthy Rich in the Stock Market Using Only Ordinary
Household Items, The Birds of America, etc.)

Robert Paul
The Reed Institute
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