Alice Randall, 2001 News
writer, riled the publishing world with her novel, The Wind Done Gone, a retelling of Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind from the point of view of Scarlett O'Hara's mulatto half-sister. Randall claimed the book was a serious parody and was protected by the First Amendment. In April, a federal judge blocked publication of Randall's novel, citing a copyright infringement. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta overturned the injunction in May, paving the way for the book's publication. Randall borrowed scenes and dialogue from the original novel.