Arbitration; Copyright Infringement; Catechism; Intellectual Property
Keegan was called to chair a three-member arbitration panel composed of ex-judges to resolve a dispute regarding the wording of a children's catechism and prayerbook. The Church synod had retained an author to re-write the book into more modern prose, but retained a new writer when the first one failed to meet certain deadlines. An argument ensued regarding the use of the original text, common phraseology, copyright infringement, and the correct expression of religious doctrine. Keegan's panel of arbitrators drafted findings and conclusions and entered a ruling which was accepted by all parties.