Mudcat Café message #4028704 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #167159   Message #4028704
Posted By: Steve Shaw
16-Jan-20 - 08:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: Harry and Meghan
Subject: RE: BS: Harry and Meghan
She sent the letter to her father but that does not negate the copyright of the letter, which belongs to her. She has no need to formally register the copyright. The father can send it to the paper if he wants to, but the paper must get permission from the copyright owner if they wish to publish its contents. The only way the paper could avoid having to get permission is if the contents of the letter are such that it would be in the public interest to publish. Public interest does not mean interesting to the public. In my opinion there is no argument that publication would even remotely be in the public interest. I hope that the paper is taken to the cleaners.