17.05.2012 25.Ijar. 5772 Tag 40 des Omer
Israel's national theater fails to pay $160,000 in copyright fees for plays it purchased for translation.
A New York literary agent who represents four playwrights to whom Habima owes money is slamming the national theater, as well as the Israeli government.
Tonda Marton says Habima purchased the copyrights of plays from her clients in order to translate them. But she says the theater owes them a total of $160,000. When Marton failed to collect the money from Habima, she tried her luck with the Culture and Sports Ministry. Haaretz has obtained a letter that Marton wrote to the ministry, dated April 26, asking whether it was conceivable that the government would allow Habima, its national theater, to illegally hold foreign copyrights….