Tag: Germany

Thumbnails and copyright infringement

The Paris Court of Appeal recently delivered an important decision in the case between Google and Société des Auteurs des arts visuels et de l’Image Fixe (SAIF), a French collecting society. The collecting society claimed that Google infringed on the copyright of its members by reproducing and displaying their works, in the form of thumbnails …

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Data protection and free speech in Germany

Privacy protection in the global information society is today, perhaps more than ever before, a hotly-debated topic in Germany. It is settled in Germany that speech on the Internet enjoys the same level of constitutional protection as off-line speech. At the same time – at least since the Lindqvist decision rendered by the European Court …

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