by Mike Masnick
Thu, Mar 19th 2009 9:45am
It's difficult to believe that anyone could look at the disastrous five years of the RIAA suing fans and think, "hey, we should do that too!" However, that appears to be exactly what some German book publishers have decided. Michael Scott points us to the news that the head of the German book publishers' assocation has announced plans to "sue thousands" and talked about how file sharing systems were the equivalent of organized crime. He's also demanding that ISPs implement a three strikes plan. Apparently, he hasn't discovered that file sharing of books, when done right, can help boost demand for book sales.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Publisher Threatens Writers Association With Defamation Suit After Being Kicked Out For Not Paying Royalties
- Yes, A Billionaire Looking To Destroy A Media Organization Through Lawsuits Is A Big Deal Even If You Don't Like The Media Organization
- Silicon Valley Billionaire Peter Thiel Accused Of Financing Hulk Hogan's Ridiculous Lawsuits Against Gawker
- German Court Insults Free Speech, Bans Comedian From Mocking Turkish President
- German Publishers Whine Because They Must Pay To Authors Misappropriated Copyright Levies