“Classic Japanese-American novel No-No Boy caught up in copyright dispute” via South China Morning Post

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South China Morning Post wrote an article about the copyright and moral concerns surrounding Penguin’s recent publication of John Okada’s “No-No Boy.”

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“Penguin’s edition not only tramples on my copyright for the Okadas but also sidesteps paying royalties to the Okadas because they claim the book is in the public domain, which is so, so morally wrong,” Wong says.

Wong says the publication history behind No-No Boy is an important part of Asian-American history and that Penguin has disregarded that part of its legacy. He also is disappointed that the publisher had not consulted Okada’s family before releasing its edition.

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Published on 19 June, 2019      |