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NEWS Battle rages over copyright of Joyce children’s story


Te expiry of the copyright covering James Joyce’s published works has sparked an argument over one of his children’s stories, Te Cats of Copenhagen.


Te argument centres on the publication of the story by a small Irish publisher, Ithys Press. Te Zurich James Joyce Foundation has said such publication is illegal; the foundation owns the letter which contains the story.


However, Ithys Press has described the Joyce Foundation’s accusations as “preposterous”,


saying in a statement on the publisher’s website that the foundation has “no rights” over the copyright of the material.


Te statement continued: “As there was no requirement for ‘permission’ for the publication of Cats from the Zurich centre, on legal advice none was sought. To seek permission can be construed as prima facie evidence that permission is required.”


Ithys Press has stated that the book was conceived not New TLD programme gets 100 registrants


Te Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced on February 14 that 100 parties had successfully registered in the new generic top-level domain (TLD) system.


ICANN began accepting applications for new TLDs on January 12 and applications have to be completed by April 12. It expects to publish a list of applications, including the applied-for names and the names of applicants, in May.


Te corporation launched the new TLD


programme in June 2011 despite fierce opposition. Te Coalition for Responsible Internet Domain Oversight (CRIDO), which comprises 87 business associations and companies, wrote to ICANN on January 6, asking it to delay the new TLD programme.


Te first application round went ahead and ICANN has made it clear that a second new TLD application round will be launched in the future.


ICANN’s board of directors passed a resolution


on February 9 to reaffirm its commitment to opening a second round of applications as quickly as possible.


“Te important thing here is that the board has erased any doubt that there will be a second application window for new generic top-level domains,” said ICANN board chair Steve Crocker. “It’s not yet possible to set a definite date for the next application period, but that will be determined aſter the current window closes.” n


as a commercial venture but as a tribute to “a rather different Joyce, the family man and grandfather who was a fine storyteller”. Twenty-six lettered copies of the book will be sold for €1200 each.


Te story, which had previously remained unpublished, comes from a letter that Joyce wrote to his grandson. Te publisher has described the story as being the “twin sister” of the only other children’s story written by Joyce, Te Cat and the Devil. n


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