Monday, May 28, 2007

Polish court drops case against 'Mein Kampf' publisher

A regional court in Poland has conditionally dropped a criminal case against a Polish publisher charged with breaking copyright laws for publishing Adolf Hitler’s ’’Mein Kampf’’. The state of Bavaria in Germany, which owns the rights to "Mein Kampf" brought a case in 2005 against the publishing house in Poland.
I'm just shocked to find out that anyone maintained copyright on the book, let alone a governmental agency. I guess it's a good way of controlling the publishing of the book, at least in Germany, but it still strikes me as a little bit creepy and odd.

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