Germany

Germany Mulling Legal Action Over Mein Kampf Copyright Expiration

Hitler's manifesto can be freely published from 2015

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AUTHORITIES in the southern German state of Bavaria say they are considering legal ways to prevent Hitler's Mein Kampf being published when its copyright expires at the end of 2015.

The Bavarian culture ministry said in a statement it would "see what legal options we have available to deal with the problem of the free publication of Hitler's book Mein Kampf after the copyright runs out".

Hitler's manifesto Mein Kampf (My Struggle), written in 1924 while the future dictator was languishing in a Bavarian prison, is both a vicious anti-Semitic tract and rambling memoir.