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Harper Lee, Author of To Kill a Mockingbird Sued a Literary Agent over Copyright Issue

May 4, 2013 14:29 IST

Harper Lee, 87, the author of To Kill A Mockingbird sued a literary agent, Samuel Pinkus on the grounds that Pinkus tricked her into assigning the copyright of the book which also won the Pulitzer Prize.

To Kill A Mockingbird is a classic book published in 1960. Over 30 million copies of this book were sold. This is the only book published by Harper Lee who lives in Monroeville, Alabama.

In the lawsuit, Harper Lee bid the court to assign all rights of this book owned by Samuel Pinkus to the author. She also bid the court to return commission that Pinkus took from 2007 onwards.

To Kill A Mockingbird is the tale of a lawyer that defends a black man who was accused of raping the white woman.

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