German court stops UK publisher printing Hitler excerpts
Friday 09 March 2012
A court in Munich has ruled that a British publisher cannot print excerpts from Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf in Germany.
It found the excerpts would violate the book's copyright, which is held by the state of Bavaria until 2015.
The state was given the rights by the Allies after the Second World War, and it has successfully prevented the publication of the book in Germany since then.
The London publisher Peter McGee wanted to print three 16-page segments with critical commentary in a weekly magazine, Zeitungszeugen, which reproduces Nazi-era newspapers alongside expert analysis.
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