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Death and copyrights (access required)

Avid obituary readers in northeastern Pennsylvania might have seen double in the last few weeks. According to The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, that’s what happens when two newspapers obtain obituaries from the same online service. But according to The Scranton Times-Tribune, it’s “misappropriation, unfair competition, fraud, breach of contract and unjust enrichment.” Those are some of the ...