Copyright issue with Bill Bryson interview

British travel writer and guidebook author Mike Gerrard, who interviewed Bryson in 1994, recently decided to republish the interview as an 8000-word, 27-page e-book.  According to travel industry blog, World Travel Market, Bryson’s lawyers took exception to Gerrard’s enterprise, claiming it breached the award-winning author's copyright.  They demanded the book be removed from the Amazon store, a request Amazon agreed to, much to Gerrard’s annoyance. 

Note – this may have wider implications and oral historians must ensure they have their release forms signed.  See full story here.

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