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The rules and limits on investigative journalism

Investigative journalists regularly run the risk of overstepping legal boundaries. This article discusses some of the possible criminal and civil sanctions that can apply to investigative journalism activities such as conducting research or publishing secret information received through informants. Weiterlesen →

Redtube: law firm WBS presses charges in the streaming case

In the wake of the wave of streaming warning letters which were sent by German law firm Urmann + Collegen before Christmas, WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE has pressed criminal charges against all those involved. Here is an overview of the legal basis. Weiterlesen →

Supermarket theft and criminal damage – legal questions answered

Are you allowed to try a grape in a supermarket? Can you flick through a magazine? We answer legal questions on supermarket theft and criminal damage. Weiterlesen →

Man found innocent after parking in front of speed camera sensor

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice ruled in a recent case that a driver who parked his van in front of a speed camera sensor so that it could no longer record people speeding was innocent of any offence (case ref.: 1 StR 469/12). Weiterlesen →

Defamation on Facebook and its legal consequences

While Facebook connects friends, there are also instances of insulting and defamatory statements being made public. It can be particularly disheartening if users activate the Facebook’s ‘like’ button in relation to such content. But what are the legal consequences of defamation of Facebook? Weiterlesen →

Prosecutor prevented from seizing data in Gustl Mollath case

The case of Gustl Mollath’s alleged false imprisonment has been well publicised in Germany. To maintain a high profile, Mollath’s defence lawyer published documents concerning the case on his law firm’s website. State prosecutors have been prohibited from seizing the law firm’s server. Weiterlesen →

Rapper Bushido faces the music for crossing the line

The new music video from Bushido entitled “Stress without reason” has been sharply criticised. In light of the extreme lyrics, many believe the boundary to freedom of speech has been crossed and that the German rapper should face criminal and civil consequences. Weiterlesen →

Web host held liable for copyright infringements in Germany

In a landmark case, a court in Germany has decided that under German copyright law, web hosts can be held liable for copyright infringements committed by the websites they host. Weiterlesen →

Gustl Mollath’s defence lawyer under investigation

Gustl Mollath’s defence lawyer is under investigation for supposedly publishing court documents. For Mollath, who some allege is being falsely imprisoned by German authorities in a psychiatric hospital, this is another episode in his long saga. Weiterlesen →

Studie: Viele nutzen fremde offene WLAN Verbindung fürs Internet

In einer aktuellen Studie wurde festgestellt, dass immer mehr Leute den offenen WLAN ihres Nachbarn mitbenutzen. Hierzu scheint es reichlich Gelegenheit zu geben. Derartige „Großzügigkeit“ kann jedoch für den Inhaber des Internetanschlusses böse ins Auge gehen.

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