To Copyright, or Not to Copyright

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For the New York Times, Doreen Carvajal reports that in order to extend the copyright of Anne Frank’s diary to 2050 in Europe, the Swiss foundation that holds the book’s copyright is crediting Anne Frank’s father as a legal co-author for the work. The move has met opposition, as some argue that the best “protection” for the work is in the public domain, and that extending the copyright works against the “intention” of copyright laws.


Jake Slovis earned his MFA in Writing from Rutgers University, where he now teaches English Composition. He is a second-generation Argentine American and has spent significant time living and writing in Buenos Aires. He currently resides in Brooklyn. More from this author →