The estate of James Joyce is disputing the right of Craig Venter and other scientists to encode a 14-word fragment of Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man into synthetic genetic code for a bacterium. [David Ewalt, Forbes via Jessa Crispin via Tyler Cowen; & see Blawg Review #305 at A Fool in the Forest]
Well Cal Tech does have a point. You want to make sure that you are quoting Richard Feynman correctly.
As for James Joyce, I personally would ignore them.
I thought it interesting that the literary group is interested in money and the scientific group is interested in accuracy.
Well, that’s what George Bernard Shaw said when he turned down an offer from Samuel Goldwyn. “They problem, Mr. Goldwyn, is that you’re only interested in art, and I’m only interested in money.”