Out Of Copyright

This one feels a bit throwaway, and probably deserved to be adapted into the second or third segment of one of the less celebrated Amicus portmanteaus, where relatively minor transgressions and human failings were routinely met with terminal awfulness. It’s also one of Campbell’s occasional attempts to insert sly humour into his stories, very self-aware and self-deprecating, but often to the extent where if you’re not familiar with his work, it might well go right past you. Essentially, if this were written today, it would almost certainly be about file sharers having their souls snuffed out by infernal .pdfs or something.

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