Tuesday, February 17, 2004

I’ve written about Stephen Joyce and his
greedy ways before in this blog. He’s on
the warpath again, this time in regards
to the big 100th anniversary celebration
planned for Dublin this summer.

Here’s an excerpt from an article
Mondo Sismondo sent me on SJ :

The city has planned a three-month festival
of celebrations costing about £700,000.

Unfortunately, the only living direct
descendant of Joyce has promised to disrupt
the festival by banning any public readings
of his work.

Stephen Joyce, the writer’s grandson, has
informed the Irish government he will sue for
breach of copyright if any recitations take place.
The septuagenarian who lives in Paris, has made
millions of pounds from the proceeds of copy-
right of Joyce’s work and from suing for its

The Joyce estate has warned other organisations
planning to use Joyce’s words as part of their
celebrations to tread carefully. These include the
Irish National Library, Irish national television,
RTÉ, and the James Joyce Centre in Dublin.

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