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Re: <nettime> geography of copyright
Patrice Riemens on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:17:53 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> geography of copyright


On 2016-07-19 19:02, Heiko Recktenwald wrote:

> Sorry, I overlooked it:
> 
> Am 19/06/16 um 14:46 schrieb Patrice Riemens:
>
>> On 2016-06-18 20:00, Heiko Recktenwald wrote:
>>> but the publishers in the East
>>> did trash their nicenst new books out of fear.
>>> 
>>> H.
>>
>> And then, weren't a lot of Ossi-printed books burned, yes burned,
> 
> I dont know. They did trash a lot. Dont think the West had anything to
> do with it.
> 
> Sorry, there was no repetition, in contrary, Eastern and Western PC
> united as well.
> 
> More or less...

I maybe shouldn't have been so definitive, I wrote from memory of those 
distant times ...

And, 'of course', it was not ideological, it was purely business. East 
German books were so much cheaper than the West German version & there 
was so much stock of them.

Same with pharaceuticals. I used to buy Nysilen - a homeopathic against 
flu - in DDR, made by some 'VEB  so-and-so Kombinat' for M 1,15 as 
against DM 9 in the West. The full formula was printed on the backlabel, 
enabling apothecaries in Pakistan and India to brew it for me on simple 
request.

Cheers, & Long Live Capitalism, Down Down Down with State Socialism!

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