German Flip-Flopping on Translator Compensation Angers Everyone

In German Buch News by Edward Nawotka

By Siobhan O’Leary A recent ruling by Germany‚Äôs Federal Court of Justice has both German translators and publishers up in arms regarding translator compensation. The Bundesgerichtshof has ruled that German translators are now entitled to claim 20% of the net income earned by the author of the original language edition for any ancillary rights sold, including German paperback and audiobook …