"Jane Austen with zombies," how does that (legally) work?
June 13, 2013 12:47 AM Subscribe
There have been a couple books out in the last few years that have been 're-imaginings' of 'classic works' of literature. The one that comes first to mind is "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" or "Grave Expectations." Are these 'new' works of fiction entirely, or are they edited versions of the source text? If the latter, how do they exist within copyright law? How 'open' are public domain works like 19th century literature, where the source text is 'free'?
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