June 20, 2011

Speak Up, Memory

From the New Yorker this week: "Lit Lawyers"--a discussion of the implications when accusations are hurled. Greg Mortenson is only the latest author accused of fabricating parts of a popular book (Three Cups of Tea). Now two lawsuits are pending. Do buyers and readers of what publishers and authors claim is nonfiction have a real cause of action when works turn out to be fictionalized, in whole or in part? Or should caveat emptor rule? And in the matter of those lawsuits--cui bono?

More commentary here from Thomson Reuters News & Insight Blog.

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