February 25, 2004

And don't remix anything from "Buena Vista Social Club"

The embargo on Cuba (and Iran, Iraq, Sudan, and Libya) apparently extends to editing any works authored in those nations. You can publish them; you just can't edit them, because that's a "service", and it's illegal to provide services to an embargoed nation. So...if someone in Cuba writes an article critical of Castro, can I still be prosecuted for editing it?


Posted by Francis at 05:14 PM

I wonder...if I wanted to edit a volume of letters by a Cuban poet from the 1880s, would the law still apply, since the work was produced before the embargo was imposed?

Posted by: Lance at February 26, 2004 02:31 PM