By Siobhan O’Leary
CFO of anti-piracy firm Logistep, Richard M. Schneider, discusses the battle to defeat illegal file sharing using his company’s sophisticated anti-piracy software. In an interview with BuchMarkt, he reveals that Logistep’s own software can identify offenses in real time, including the name and size of the protected work. The company’s next move is to contact the Internet service provider, who can match the IP addresses to users and bring the illegal file sharing activities to the attention of legal authorities.
The Börsenblatt reports that Joachim Unseld has sold his 20% share of Suhrkamp Verlag to the other two shareholders—the family foundation headed by publisher Ulla Unseld-Berkéwicz and the Medienholdung AG Winterthur. The decision follows months of conflict regarding the publisher’s move to Berlin and the sale of Suhrkamp’s archive to the Deutsche Literaturarchiv in Marbach. Following the sale of Unseld’s share, the family foundation now has a 61% stake in the company.