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Catholic Publisher Settles $125 Million Lawsuit, Removes Books from Sale

The owner of TAN Books, Saint Benedict Press, has settled a $125 million copyright infringement lawsuit, withdrawing some of its most important Catholic titles from sale. The reason: Baronius Press …More
The owner of TAN Books, Saint Benedict Press, has settled a $125 million copyright infringement lawsuit, withdrawing some of its most important Catholic titles from sale. The reason: Baronius Press had filed what is possibly the largest ever lawsuit against a Catholic publisher for copyright infringement, false copyright claims and deceptive trade practices. Baronius claimed Saint Benedict Press was liable for damages of well over $100 million involving copyrights owned by numerous religious orders and Baronius Press, court documents reveal.
The case started in 2016. It initially focused on the English edition of Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma, by Ludwig Ott, which Tan had advertised as one of their most important titles. Baronius alleged that in addition to infringing copyright, Tan had knowingly sold customers an edition containing doctrinal and translation errors. Subsequently, several other classic titles including works by the renowned theologian Reginald Garrigou Lagrange were …More
“new poverty increasingly present in our territory”

Dear Father Elvio,

Have you considered running a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter for the “new poverty” in your city? No? Why not? If you are unable to finance this with discretionary church funds, try approaching several of the numerous hotels including the FIVE STAR HOTELS located in San Gavino Monreale.
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Dr Bobus
TAN books should have had someone in China publish the books. China does not consider itself bound by copyright laws.
@Dr Bobus: But selling in the West would still be a problem.