April 25, 2008
Professor Is Accused of Infringing the Copyright of a Man Who Opposed Copyright
Guy Debord, a Marxist philosopher who died in 1994, was no fan of private property. But apparently his widow is one.
A lawyer representing the widow, Alice Becker-Ho, has threatened Alexander R. Galloway, an associate professor of culture and communication at New York University, with legal action. Mr. Galloway says the lawyer has sent him a letter demanding that he stop distributing his online war game, which the lawyer says infringes a copyright held by the Debord estate. The French