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Re: [dvd-discuss] Editing and republishing. (ala Princess Bride)

On Thu, 23 Jan 2003 15:23:51 -0500 (EST), Joshua Stratton wrote

> Read "The Princess Bride" sometime. It constantly alleges to be an 
> edited version of an older book, with only the good parts left in, 
> and the boring parts taken out. If people are willing to spend their 
> time doing this for their personal enjoyment, why should we stop them?

Despite the claims to the contrary, it is pretty widely accepted that Goldman
(who clams to be only editing S. Morgenstern's work) actually wrote the whole
thing himself.   


With current copyright laws on contemporary works, this may be the only
possible way of publishing an edit like that - because only if you are the
author of the original work can you be assured of permission to publish your
edited version.

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