Copyright to Anne Frank’s Diary Continues to be Contested

A battle over the copyright for Anne Frank’s World War Two diary is becoming heated as several parties contest the rights to the diary.

Anne’s father, Otto Frank, was one of the original editors of the diary and set up the Anne Frank Foundation to put the diary out for publication. If the foundation’s copyright extension is found to be legal, it could gain rights to the diary for another 35 years.

Anne Frank, a Jewish girl, wrote her diary in Amsterdam while in hiding from the Nazis during the war. She lived in an attic with her family. The Foundation is now threatening legal action against several parties who are planning to publish other editions since the current copyright ends…

Source: Copyright to Anne Frank’s Diary Continues to be Contested

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