Project Gutenberg have blocked access to all 65 000 books for people in Germany.

A German copyright holder wanted them to remove 18 books. The books are still copyright in Germany but already public domain in USA.

A court ordered that it was sufficient to block access to the 18 book for Germans.

Gutenberg blocked all 65 000 books.


Project Gutenberg felt bullied (their own words).

"...the German Court has overstepped its jurisdiction, and allowed the world's largest publishing group to bully Project Gutenberg for these 18 books, there is every reason to think that this will keep happening. There are thousands of eBooks in the Project Gutenberg collection that could be subject to similar over-reaching and illigitimate actions."

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