I am pleased to announce a winner for the Bloodsucker Award this month — the German Bible Society!
Their successful entry was their emails demanding that various open-source projects which use the 10-year old morphologised Greek New Testament be abandoned, on the grounds that they “own” the text of the Greek New Testament.
When I announced this award, I described the criterion as follows:
I will award it, ad hoc, to institutions in receipt of state funding which in order to make money violate their primary directive; to make books available and promote learning.
I don’t know whether the GBS receives state money, although in Germany religious bodies often do. But it does enjoy charitable status in order to promote learning and study of the scriptures, and so falls within the general area — abuse of public funding in order to make money instead of doing its job.