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16 Mich. J. Int'l L. 299 (1994-1995)
Raiders of the Lost Scrolls: The Right of Scholarly Access to the Content of Historic Documents

handle is hein.journals/mjil16 and id is 309 raw text is: RAIDERS OF THE LOST SCROLLS: THE
RIGHT OF SCHOLARLY ACCESS TO THE
CONTENT OF HISTORIC DOCUMENTS
Cindy Alberts Carson*

IN TROD UCTION  ...........  ..... ..............................
I. THE HISTORY OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS CONTROVERSY ..
A. Discovering, Studying, and Publishing the Scrolls .......
B.  The  Copyright Suits  ...................................
II. HISTORIC DOCUMENTS AND THEIR CONTENTS AS
CULTURAL   PROPERTY   .....................................
A.  Who  Owns  the  Scrolls?  ................................
B. Proper Stewardship Requires Access and Preservation..
III. CONTROL OF THE CONTENT OF HISTORIC DOCUMENTS AS
INTERFERENCE WITH INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM .............
A .  The  D uty  to  Publish  ...................................
B. Intellectual Freedom as a Right Vested in the Public ....
IV. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION OF THE SCROLL
R ECONSTRUCTIONS   ........................................
A .  C opyright  .............................................
1. Protectability of the Arrangement of the
Fragm ents  .........................................
2.  Protectability  of the Translation  ....................
3. Protectability of the Interpolations .................
4. Do the Creative Elements Confer Protectability
on the Remainder of the Text? .....................
5 .  F air  U se  ..........................................
B .  Trade  Secret  ..........................................
C.  Unfair  Competition  ....................................
V .  P RO PO SA LS  ................................................
A .  P reservation  ..........................................
B .  A ccess  ................................................
C O N CLU SIO N  ....................................................

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* Associate Professor of Law, Whittier Law School. University of Southern California,
J.D. (1982), B.A. (1978). The author wishes to thank Fatin Jeha for her invaluable research
assistance.
This article is dedicated to the memory of Cindy A. Raisch.
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