Is There a Moral Obligation to Publish?

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  1. l. k. Richard says:

    It was great what Radiohead did with their last album. . . the future of intellectual property law is in the property portion. By creating (music, novels, art, etc.) a person is making the already-existing, intangible property in their head into something the rest of us can see. There should then be a (somewhat) fine line between when the owner decides to part with it for profit.

    Someone who is more intimate with the Nabokov case would likely be able to determine if his wish was an attempt to keep his property private (re-render it intangible) or not. Odds are that he wanted it published, or he would have burned it himself, like Gogol did.