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Germany: new bill obliges social media networks to monitor and remove certain unlawful content

Germany - April 28 2017 Hate speech and fake news are demons of our digital era, but under German law, hosting providers such as Facebook, are not required to monitor or...


Facebook users do not incur liability if they only share content

Germany - April 6 2017 Facebook users in Germany often wonder whether they incur liability if they share unlawful content posted by third parties. In a recent decision...


German Court Confirms ECJ Ruling on Liability for Links

European Union, Germany - January 11 2017 On 18 November 2016, the Hamburg Regional Court issued the first German court decision to expressly confirm the principles of the European Court of...

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Legal Committee of the European Parliament approves the Portability Regulation

European Union - January 5 2017 On 29 November 2016, the Legal Committee of the European Parliament approved the regulation on "ensuring the cross-border portability of online...


Portabilitäts-Verordnung: Europaweite Nutzung digitaler Inhalte

European Union, Germany - December 15 2016 Die Verordnung zur Gewährleistung der grenzüberschreitenden Portabilität von Online-Inhaltediensten (sog. Portabilitäts-Verordnung) ist momentan...