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Texas Poet Goes Ape Over Pillows' Copyright Infringement

Renee Baker, of Tyler, Tex. poetry fame, has started an all-out bloodbath targeting local home-decor shops that carry pillows and wall decor with unauthorized stitchery of lines from her "Families are Like Quilts" poem, which she had copyrighted in 2005. Baker's asking for $150,000 per infringed work. Not the sunny spirit we'd expect from the person who penned: "Lives pieced together, stitched with smiles and tears, colored with memories, and bound by love." [Southeast Texan Record]