@Claire they were sued for providing works that might be in the public domain in other countries, but not in Germany.
We have a problem with lawyers who just issue cease and desist letters all day and make their money from claiming damages from piracy, it's why torrenting from public trackers is very dangerous in Germany (since you're technically sharing the file with hundreds of people, you're liable for unrealistic amounts of damages)
@noiob im so glad this exists lmao
part of why i really disliked using gutenberg's releases is because of all the problems that this project fixes
@noiob each book has a specially written blurb to describe it and give a plot synopsis too
that is. genuinely really bloody good, considering gutenberg just kind of assumes you already know the book
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