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https://www.bloomberglaw.com/public/desktop/document/LarsonvPerryetalDocketNo119cv10203DMassJan302019CourtDocket/2?doc_id=X4C1JG8DIN58IVP76AC7631DIMB

Court document with surprisingly clearly written text explaining why:
1) the donor had copyright protection despite lack of publication,
2) the person who wrote stories inspired by the donor's letter was protected by "fair use", and
3) why the donor's sincere belief that it wasn't "fair use" protected them from a defamation countersuit.

  Everyone who has every told their donation story should know about this case. Best wishes, all!
Unrelated directed kidney donor in 2003, recipient and I both well.
596 time blood and platelet donor since 1976 and still giving!
Elected to the OPTN/UNOS Boards of Directors & Executive, Kidney Transplantation, and Ad Hoc Public Solicitation of Organ Donors Committees, 2005-2011
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