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1971

Cleveland State Law Review

Intellectual Property Law

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Common Law Copyright, And Conversation, Frank J. Nawalanic Jan 1971

Common Law Copyright, And Conversation, Frank J. Nawalanic

Cleveland State Law Review

Assume that "A" is a well known author and literary figure and that "B" is an author in his own right, but far less known than "A". "A" and "B" meet socially and engage in a stimulating conversation wherein thoughts and ideas are freely expressed and conclusions drawn. Sometime thereafter, "B" publishes excerpts from this conversation and "A" strongly desires to prevent such from being published and receiving publicity. To prevent publication of their conversation, "A" could proceed against "B" under several different causes of action. He could possibly allege breach of a fiduciary relationship, breach of implied contract, invasion …