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RE: orion-list Qimron suit decision

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan [mailto:mauros@iol.ie]
> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 10:35 AM
> To: orion@mscc.huji.ac.il
> Cc: ildiam@concentric.net
> Subject: Re: orion-list Qimron suit decision
> The full story, including details of both the award of NIS 
> 100,000 and the 
> handing over of the printing plates, can be found at:
> http://www3.haaretz.co.il/eng/scripts/article.asp?mador=14&dat
> ee=08/31/00&id=91222
> [watch that wrap!]
> And as you can read in the Jerusalem Post account:
> http://www.jpost.com/Editions/2000/08/31/News/News.11572.html
> the judge also ordered Shanks to pay NIS 50,000 towards court 
> costs and 
> legal fees.

The Jerusalem Post article appears to have been more carefully done than the
Haaretz one, which misspells names and gets the names of scrolls wrong --
and perhaps the details of the decision.  Some discussion of what the
decision means for scholarship on the scrolls in general and on MMT in
particular.  Is it the point that Qimron's copyright extends to the
reconstruction of the scroll (the arrangement of the fragments and the
restoration of the gaps), or does it place limitations on what others can do
in working directly from the fragments or their photographs?

David Suter
Saint Martin's College
For private reply, e-mail to "Suter, David" <dsuter@stmartin.edu>
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