Per the court documents, Mr. Elmore offended against the great god Copyright by hiring artists to make colour copies of the pottery works and using them in his book. Even if a case could be made that Harvard owned the designs of the pottery (they don't) this is fair use as he's discussing the images, not selling the images themselves.
On 24th May 2016 Harvard lost the copyright case but the book remained under injunction while they sued for breach of contract. On 30th September 2016 Mr. Elmore and Harvard University reached a settlement.
- Neither side pays the other
- Tip-in: Mr. Elmore has to put a page in each copy of his book in which Harvard alleges that Mr. Elmore broke his contract with Harvard, used images without their permission and that the pictures in the book are a bit dodgy, to say the least
- His reprinting abilities are hobbled
- No ebook edition
- He is bound by the 2010 agreement he made before the book was rejected
Honestly, I'm not sure how much of a favour he did himself by accepting such a massively unfair settlement. And I'm not sure how much of a favour we'd be doing him by buying the book given the trouble he'd have to go to in order to avoid falling foul of the terms.