IMussolini, iPhone App Withdrawn After Copyright Complaints
IMussolini, an iPhone app that users could use to download speeches by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini has been withdrawn due to copyright complaints over the pictures used with the app.
Jewish groups also protested against the app and Holocaust survivors described it as offensive. IMussolini was the most popular app in Italy before it was taken down. It contained a 25 minute collection of video and audio clips taken from over a hundred of Mussolini's speeches.
It was the film institute that claimed copyright over the images however.
The institute says the application is an aberration, far removed from the educational purposes for which the clips should be used.
Luigi Marino, who developed iMussolini, said he took it down after legal threats. But he says he intends to put it back on when the matter is cleared up.
Apple has not commented on the app.