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   Re: <nettime> Using copyright to stop the publication of 'mein kampf'           
     martin hardie <martin.hardie {AT} gmail.com>                                         

   Re: <nettime> Using copyright to stop the publication of 'mein kampf'           
     Heiko Recktenwald <uzs106 {AT} uni-bonn.de>                                          

   Re: <nettime> Using copyright to stop the publication of 'mein kampf'           
     Karl-Erik Tallmo <ketallmo {AT} nisus.se>                                            


Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 19:22:18 +0200
From: martin hardie <martin.hardie {AT} gmail.com>
Subject: Re: <nettime> Using copyright to stop the publication of 'mein kampf'


though not quite on point early copyright in the UK - Statute of Anne
times or before (I have to think); was consistently used by the church
and the state as a means to stop the dissemination of blashpemous or
political material. Samuel ricketson in his text book on Ip discusses
this quite a bit, but miy copy is somewher on my sisters cattle farm
in the middle of Queensland... I think also foucault talks about this
practice in his artcile/paper/chapter on the death of the author (the
title is a little different to that from memory) ... just some history
for you



Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 22:40:06 +0200 (CEST)
From: Heiko Recktenwald <uzs106 {AT} uni-bonn.de>
Subject: Re: <nettime> Using copyright to stop the publication of 'mein kampf'


On Thu, 23 Jun 2005, Felix Stalder wrote:

> Hitler, because he was officially registered as a Munich resident by the end of the
> war. And now, Bavaria tries to use its copyrights to stop the publication in Poland

This is interesting. Bavaria inherited Hitlers copyright? There were no other
relatives? None?

Wasn't it allready in the Nazi public domain?



Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 01:54:42 +0200
From: Karl-Erik Tallmo <ketallmo {AT} nisus.se>
Subject: Re: <nettime> Using copyright to stop the publication of 'mein kampf'

This has been going on for - at least - a decade now. In Sweden 
publisher Kalle Hagglund - who is normally known for publishing 
left-wing literature - was prosecuted for having published Mein Kampf 
back in 1992. See


In the US, Houghton-Mifflin paid the royalties to the government 
until '79. There was an article about all that in the New York Times 
in 1998:

>In America, the book has been continuously in print with Houghton 
>Mifflin  since its original publication. Until the United States 
>entered the war, royalties were sent directly to Eher Verlag; then, 
>under the Trading With the Enemy Act, they were paid to the State 
>Department. In 1979 Houghton Mifflin was allowed to stop paying any 
>royalties. By then the United States Government had received over 
>$90,000. ("Guess Who's on the Backlist", NYT June 28, 1998)

See http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/06/28/bookend/bookend.html

Here is some more info: 

/Karl-Erik Tallmo


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