“The Complete New Yorker” and a “dusty little corner of copyright law”

I’ve already mentioned that The New Yorker has released its entire archives in a DVD set. Purchasers can read, and print copies of, every article that’s ever been published in the magazine. (Here’s a demo.)

But when Alex Beam looked into the TNY‘s right to make the articles available in this form, he discovered that the copyright question is, “as our friend John Roberts might say … not a matter of settled law.”


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