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Trouble with Dick and Jane

In November, I posted a link to this humorous Yiddish tutorial.

 

Or did I? (I deny everything…)

See Dick and Jane. See Dick and Jane get a lawyer. Pearson Education, the publishing company that owns the copyright to the single-named stars of countless reading primers, is suing a division of Time Warner for co-opting the characters in a book called “Yiddish With Dick and Jane,” according to The New York Times.

 

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, claims the book violates Pearson’s copyright. The book, which has sold more than 100,000 copies since it was published in September by Little, Brown & Company, is billed as a parody.

 

Not so, the lawsuit says. “Yiddish With Dick and Jane” “is not a parody, but is an unprotected imitation,” the suit alleges.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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