Tag: Bleak House

Charles Dickens’ novel about a never-ending lawsuit and the inexhaustible greed of clients and lawyers

When Is Re-Mixing Copyright Infringement?

Several years ago, Jonathan Lethem wrote a brilliant article defending the use of "borrowing" by writers in their pursuit of new creation, arguing that creation itself necessarily calls upon the inchoate melange of what one has read over one's life as an unconscious source of style, language, allegory, sentence structure, plot, and pacing, and that -- in a sense -- imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

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