Saturday, April 18, 2015

Estate of Joseph Goebbels Suing Random House Germany for Copyright

Give me a freakin' break:
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.