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The article traces copyright ownership of the works by late writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Specifically it answers the question "Who owns 'Cross Creek'?" It also generally address how copyright laws and inheritance can result in strange or unfair consequences.
In this hidden camera investigation, CBS News/60 Minutes look into the underground counterfeit factories of China. One correspondent travelled deep within the country to meet with the owners of these factories, as well as government and law enforcement officials. What he found was a number of different American products being counterfeited, from Callaway golf products to J.K. Rowling's popular Harry Potter series. According to the report, the Chinese economy is heavily reliant upon these counterfeit operations and, as one officer told the reporter, "it's simply the price of doing business in the fastest growing economy in the world."
This book details the history of Napster, Inc, the fastest growing business of all time and one of the most controversial. The book accounts for issues of copyright law, the modern music industry and the Silicon Valley attitude as it chronicles the success and failure of Napster.
The Chicago Tribune investigation reveals how Jelly Roll Morton, one of the first composers of the jazz genre, was "robbed of his money, his dignity and his legacy."