Academics Protest Bavaria's About-Face on Publishing 'Mein Kampf'

The Bavarian government, which owns the copyright to the infamous tome, has unexpectedly withdrawn its funding for the project—some 500,000 euros. Moreover, it now says it will pursue legal action against any German publishers that release Mein Kampf after December 31, 2015, when the copyright expires, under laws banning hate speech and incitement.