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    ECJ for sale of “used” e-books

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    By today’s judgment, the Court of Justice has held that the release of an e-book for permanent use to the public by downloading falls within the concept of ‘communication to the public’ within the meaning of Directive 2001/291. What is it all about? Nederlands Uitgeversverbond (NUV) and Groep Algemene Uitgevers (GAU), two associations whose aim […] More

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    What will change in the new Youth Media Protection State Treaty?

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    Together with the new media state treaty, there will also be some changes in the Youth Media Protection State Treaty or JMStV for short. What’s new? For Internet and gaming providers, article 5 is probably the most well-known in terms of development-damaging offers. It is precisely these rules that are easily revised. The full changes […] More

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    False statement on Facebook can be banned in court

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    The Press Chamber of the Frankfurt Am Main Regional Court has ruled that it should not be given the impression that the Bundestag member Renate Künast, Alliance 90/The Greens, has said: “Komma, if there is no violence at play, sex with children is quite ok. Is good now”. This quote is wrong. Renate Künast was […] More

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    Esport Teams & Streamer: What is part of a sponsorship agreement?

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    I regularly receive sponsorship agreements from clients with which companies or advertisers want to engage with esports teams or enter into cooperations with streamers. However, these contracts are regularly formulated in questionable terms, incomplete or also guarantee great legal risk. The basics of such a contract can also be checked by each of them. And […] More

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    Munich District Court rejects media privilege at Jameda

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    The medical platform Jameda is currently under a lot of legal fire, but therefore provides legally valuable information for platform operators, which is inadmissible and what is not. Only recently the OLG Köln has declared numerous functions inadmissible(see this amount). Now follows the District Court of Munich I. The court ruled that Jameda, with the […] More

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    Decided: No more broadcasting licences for streamers in the new media state treaty!

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    There is very good news for streamers today. The Media State Treaty was finally adopted, which is expected to enter into force next autumn. In addition to traditional broadcasting, media have developed in a wide variety of ways in the digital age. Audiovisual media services, such as platforms or streaming services, have become important and […] More

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    Imprint obbligations for streamers associated with esports teams?

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    Introduction Today is here on the blog the day of legal questions around the imprint. Hence a quick answer today about what or who needs to be included in a streamer’s imprint when it streams for an esport team. Even if there are voices from time to time, whether, for example, twitch or mixerreally has […] More

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    Obligation to impress: Can i link to an external website?

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    There is always controversy and uncertainty around the imprint obligation of social media profiles, but also of profiles on Twitch or YouTube channels. Also with me on the blog there are already numerous posts(see here). Today I would like to clarify another question, namely whether the link to an external website is sufficient, on which […] More

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    BayLDA takes action against websites with Google Analytics

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    Those who operate a website usually want to know how often it is visited, whether there are regular users, from which countries they come and what the usage behavior is on the site. Also with me on the blog there are some entrieson the topic . However, if the user behavior is not only used […] More

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    BGH: NetzDG also applicable to messenger services and similar offers

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    An interesting verdict comes today from the Federal Court of Justice regarding the Network Enforcement Act. In the context of an appeal against a decision of the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main, the latter ruled that a grant procedure in accordance with Paragraph 14(14) of the Case should be 3 – 5 TMG […] More

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    Federal Constitutional Court: Right to Be Forgotten I

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    Confernation The right to be forgotten decision published today, supplemented by the decision of the same day ‘Right to Forget II’(see this article),concerns a dispute which, although within the scope of EU law, may be interpreted differently by the Member States. The First Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court has therefore applied the fundamental rights […] More

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    Federal Constitutional Court: Right to Be Forgotten II

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    What is it all about? The decision entitled ‘Right to be forgotten II’, published today, supplemented by the decision of the same day ‘Right to Forget I’(see article),is based on a dispute concerning a matter which is fully harmonised under EU law. The First Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court has therefore applied the Charter […] More

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    Gambling costs money again II

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    For a while, courts tended to suggest that someone who participated in games of chance not licensed or authorised in Germany would be entitled to a refund against the payment service providers. As a result, this in turn tightened the conditions with regard to numerous providers or startups and I had to write opinions or […] More

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    BGH to decide on Yelp reviews in January

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    Facts The applicant claims that Yelp is injunctive relief, determination and damages for its assessment representations. As many will know, registered users on Yelp can rate companies by awarding one to five stars and a text post. The problem with this: Yelp accepts all reviews and classifies them as automated and up-to-date either “recommended” or […] More

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