Caleb Crain is the author of the novel Necessary Errors, recently published by Penguin Books.
A legal quirk enabled Samuel Roth to pirate Ulysses. Was Roth a copyright anarchist or a pioneer?
How music plagiarism ruined a composer’s career and literally drove him mad.
For the novelist James Lasdun, being stalked online is like “swallowing a cup of poison every morning.”
The Czech playwright’s enduring ideas about politics, truth and human nature.
Do justices feel shame?—the Met found wanting—can Congress feel our pain?—eyewitnesses: not 20/20—a reviewed author objects—Rainbow Rowell’s welfare essay
Have copyright laws failed?
As Stevie Smith once wrote, while impersonating God, “I will forgive you
everything,/But what you have done to my Dogs/I will not forgive.” About
Dan Rhodes’s novel Timoleon Vieta Come Home<