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German court orders Facebook to unblock user account and comment that violated community guidelines

April 13, 2018

On April 13, 2018, it was reported that the Berlin District Court had issued a preliminary injunction ordering Facebook not to block a user nor to delete a comment that the user made, even though it breached the platform's community standards. 

Read more at I&J Retrospect

German government considers change to anti-hate speech law NetzDG to add safeguards against removal of legal content

March 8, 2018

On March 8, 2018, it was reported that the new German government was looking to revise NetzDG, the law passed in June 2017 and enforced since October 1, 2017, which requires companies to remove "obviously illegal" hate speech content within 24 hours of posting or face a fine up to 50 million euros.

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The German Bundesgerichtshof applies the latest CJEU case law on liability for linking to search engines

March 6, 2018

In this decision, the Bundesgerichtshof (“BGH”) applies the latest CJEU case law on liability for linking, namely Svensson(C-466/12), GS Media (C-160/15), Filmspeler (C-527/15) and BREIN/Ziggo(C-610/15) to search engines and in particular to Google’s picture search. Read more at Kluwer Copyright...

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