A judge who recently blocked the sale of books that contained Malcolm X’s diary has extended the ban indefinitely, until evidence can be heard on the matter in court next year. Third World Press, the publisher of “The Diary of Malcolm X”, was sued by heirs of Malcolm X for copyright infringement.
Allegedly, the book was created after Malcolm X’s six daughters signed a contract in March granting the company publishing rights. The heirs claim they had planned to release the diaries in two years on the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s 1965 assassination.
U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain issued a warning to the lawyers representing Third World Press after Attorney L. Londell McMillan mentioned the book, “The Diary of Malcolm X,” has been spotted for sale online despite her order.
He said that he believed “no indication Third World Press has any intention to stop what they’re doing.”