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  • Morrissey is the boy with a thorn in his side in 'Autobiography'

    Morrissey is the boy with a thorn in his side in 'Autobiography'
    So much about Morrissey has hardened into caricature over the course of his three-decade musical career — he's a megalomaniac! A sad sack! Perhaps even a racist! — that you might expect him to use his feverishly anticipated memoir to dismantle some of those notions.
  • Morrissey fans will get what they want this time: His memoir

    Morrissey fans will get what they want this time: His memoir
    The much-anticipated, long-delayed, possibly pulled memoir from singer Morrissey is apparently headed for British bookstore shelves this month. "Morrissey: Autobiography" will be published by Penguin Classics in the U.K. on Oct. 17. The book, spotted on...

    Copyright law and This Charming Charlie

     Copyright law and This Charming Charlie
    What do you get when you replace the original dialogue from classic Peanuts comic strips with lyrics from songs by the beloved British indie-rock band The Smiths? A wry and clever blog that a major record company tries to shut down. The case of This...

    Universal Music lawyers not laughing at Peanuts-Smiths mashup

    Universal Music lawyers not laughing at Peanuts-Smiths mashup
    The line between a fair use of copyrighted works and an infringement is blurry, and sometimes it takes a judge to decide where a particular use falls. The dispute between Universal Music Publishing and Lauren LoPrete shows how copyright owners can use...

    Is charming man Morrissey's memoir canceled?

    Is charming man Morrissey's memoir canceled?
    Singer Morrissey has certainly got some stories to tell. But the 660-page book that promised to share at least a few of his secrets has been pulled on the eve of its publication in the U.K. Morrissey's "Autobiography" was said to be slated for...