‘Coming Through the Rye’: Lawsuit Over ‘Catcher In The Rye’ Sequel

Fanfiction writers and other makers of transformative works might be interested in the lawsuit brought by the famously reclusive J.D. Salinger and his lawyers against writer J.D. California, who has written a sequel to “Catcher in the Rye” called “60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye,” which tells the story of Holden Caufield as an old man. Unlike fanfiction, “Coming Through The Rye” is a commercial work, but it’ll still be an interesting case to keep an eye on. Read more about the case at CNN, with a more thorough legal overview courtesy of the Wall Street Journal.

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  1. Valderys commented:

    Thought you might like to see this:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/8124059.stm

    The guy has been acquited, thank god. He was writing fanfic, although RPS and of an extreme kind.