Polish court punishes man for publishing 'Mein Kampf'

May 25, 2009 18:32

A Polish court has convicted a man who published Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf of copyright infringement and given him a three-month suspended prison sentence. A court in the southwestern city of Wroclaw also fined the man 10,000 zlotys ($3,200) on Monday. The man, identified only as Marek S. in line with Polish privacy laws, was sued by the German state of Bavaria, which holds the rights to the book. The defendant published 20,000 copies of Mein Kampf in 2005 without seeking Bavaria's permission. His motive was profit, he said. He will have to serve the prison term if he tries to publish more copies in the next two years.

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