A case regarding copyright on texts dictated by a ghost
A publisher sued someone who infringed publisher's #copyright, but the defendant said:
The author of this book have been always insisted the author is not him, but a ghost! So he doesn't have copyright.
And the court said:
Well, the #law doesn't recognize the conveyances of #legal rights by the spiritual world. But it don't permit one who asserts something as a fact to change that position for profit in a law suit.
Short video about academic rights and freedoms
(in Russian, but there are available translation of subtitles and transcription to English)
Postgraduate student of St Petersburg University. Lawyer and researcher in constitutional and intellectual property law.
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