The estate of Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s minister of propaganda, is taking legal action against the publisher Random House over a new biography, claiming payment for the use of extracts from his diaries.
The idea that Goebbels has a legal succession is odious to me. His family is making money off of diaries.
There should be some kind of legal provision where a dead war criminal can be convicted in absentia, and lose the right to profit from his writings.
And by the way:
His diaries, from 1924 to 1945, remain in copyright until the end of 2015.