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The Diary of Anne Frank has been published in a free online format, despite a threatening lawsuit from the foundation named in her honor.

"Anne Frank's diary, written when the Jewish teenager was in hiding from the Nazis with her family, was made freely available online on Friday despite threats of legal action over copyright. 

"A French MP and a university lecturer have published the original Dutch version of The Diary of a Young Girl on their websites 70 years after she died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, aged 15. 

"They argue that the work should now be free because under European law, copyright on written works expires 70 years after the author’s death."--David Chazen, The Telegraph

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