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Re: bin/52735: Remove fortune quotes attributed to or providing admiration of Adolf Hitler
On Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 05:05:01PM +0000, Chris Baird wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR bin/52735; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Chris Baird <cjb%brushtail.apana.org.au@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: bin/52735: Remove fortune quotes attributed to or providing admiration of Adolf Hitler
> Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:36:13 +1100
> Rhialto <rhialto%falu.nl@localhost>:
> > I checked our fortune cookies database, and I was appalled to notice
> > that we do have the same quotes there. Apart from those quotes being
> > wholly inappropriate in a list of funny quotes,
> > they are probably illegal in Germany (where I now happen to live).
> Germany lifted the ban on the publication of Mein Kampf in 2016.
Can we please get our history right when making such statements? There
*never* was a ban of Mein Kampf in Germany. It was always at most a case
of copyright infrigment because the state of Bavaria inherited the
copyright and disallowed others to publish it in Germany. But that's all
there ever was. There was an attempt by a group of publishers and
historians to create a "final" commented edition before the copyright
expired to prevent Neonazis from exploiting it without any competition,
but Bavaria blocked that. I guess that tells just as much...
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