GPL and Moral Rights

João Miguel Neves joao at
Sun Aug 31 21:40:12 UTC 2003

On Sun, 2003-08-31 at 14:47, Frank Heckenbach wrote:
> Alex Hudson wrote:
> > On Sun, 2003-08-31 at 11:27, Alessandro Rubini wrote:
> > > I think it's different. From what I heard no moral rights are involved
> > > (actually, if any, moral rights of the author is about publishing again
> > > and again).
> > 
> > Indeed. Thinking about it, I guess I agree with you - although, I didn't
> > realise Mein Kampf was some "banned" book (, for example,
> > seems to have a complete copy). However, as it was authored in 1925 (I
> > think?) I would be guessing copyright doesn't have much say in the
> > matter any more. 
> Incidentally I heard about it in a TV report the other day. They
> said it was banned (more precisely, distribution is banned,
> possession is not AFAIK) in Germany by the state of Bavaria using
> copyright, but it's available in other countries (which seems
> somewhat strange since copyright would apply world-wide, but perhaps
> they choose to allow it abroad, or there are international
> regulations or whatever ...). They also said the coypright will
> expire in 2015 (70 years after author's death?), and they can't stop
> it after then.

A portuguese distributer was prevented from publishing "Mein Kampf" in
Portugal by the bavarian government. So, I'd say it's not just in

João Miguel Neves <joao at>
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