Mon, Jun. 18, 2007

Internet Law in English

CK - Washington.   In Germany, internet law springs from various sources. An important, European Union-aligned statute addresses identification and removal requirements for content providers.

Although in apparent conflict with various constitutional principles, as frequently reported here, the invasive telemedia statute encounters acquiescence instead of protests. Axel Spies has summarized, in English, several aspects of the recent amendments known as TMG for non-European Union content providers in the June 2007 issue of Business Communications Review.

Case law on the TMG has been mixed; for a recent supreme court ruling on contributory liability, takedown notices and provider immunity, see Forum Liability in Supreme Court.


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