Wednesday 30 November 2011

Nobel author Gabriel García Márquez wins 17-year legal fight over murder classic
Colombian court rules against man who claimed author used his life story for main character in Chronicle of a Death Foretold
...In its ruling on Tuesday, the court agreed. "Hundreds of literary, artistic, and cinematographic works have had as their central story facts from real life, which have been adapted to the creator's perspective, without this being an impediment to [the author's right] to claim economic rights over them."
The court also dismissed Palencia's demand to be credited as a co-author. "Mr Miguel Reyes Palencia could never have told the story as the writer Gabriel García Márquez did, and could never have employed the literary language that was actually used. The work is characterised by its originality."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's incredible it took 17 years to reach such a logical conclusion.

1 December 2011 at 08:46:00 GMT-5  

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