2007-11-10

花落誰家?(2)

宋以朗(Roland Soong)在反對將張愛玲遺物贈與香港大學的網誌文的留言中指出,不應將張與港大幾十年前的雞毛蒜皮事與捐贈考慮混為一談。從找尋一個長遠妥善的處理張愛玲遺物辦法的角度看,宋所言甚是。

不過,宋又指出,“auntie eileen needs to be saved not from HKU (or CUHK or whoever), but from a fate far worse. auntie eileen needs to be saved from being declared by a Chinese court that she is state property. that would mean anyone can use her works for any purpose (such as making a situation comedy, adult video or kungfu movie out of any of her books).”

關於張愛玲身後版權誰屬的官司,我沒有認真跟進,也不大了解版權與遺物誰屬之間的關係。如宋以朗所言屬實(即張愛玲有可能被中國法院判為國家財產,任意使用),那麼,我以為張愛玲遺物不應贈與香港大學,或任何香港的大學,而應交托一間有心有力捍衛這批珍貴文物的外國學術機關管理。