Deadline founder Nikki Finke is wondering whether “Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham getting just a little bit too exercised over nosy newsy coverage of her $3.5 million book project, a self-described hilarious take on everything from sex to travel to work.
First, Nikki says, Gawker was pushed by Dunham legal reps to take down a 66-page proposal for the project (Nikki in the past has posted book proposals from Hollywood types) and then started pushing for the site to take down 12 single-sentence quotes from the proposal.
Gawker, to its credit, is stiff-arming the legal geeks on the 12 quotes. The geeks should review the legal exemptions under copyright for fair use in issues of significant journalistic interest. It would probably be a better use of their time. And Dunham could work on making her material for the book more amusing than Nikki and Gawker have so far judged it to be.
Read the whole piece here: http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/lena-dunham-touchy-touchy-touchy-about-her-3-5m-book-proposal/