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Judge Rules That All Profits from Edward Snowden’s Book Must Go to the Government

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Edward Snowden is not entitled to any profits from the sales of his memoir and the United States government can instead claim the proceeds, a federal judge found.

The government argued that since Snowden had failed to provide the book for a contractually obligated review, he had no right to the profits from the book or his public speeches.

Snowden’s lawyers have countered that it would be impossible for the book to receive a good-faith review from the government.

The judge writes that Snowden’s “failure to participate in the prepublication review process” made it impossible for the judge to question hypothetical decisions about that review.

Curated from The Verge

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