Basic Rights, Criminal Law, Freedom of Speech, Right of Personality

‘Fascist’ as a Political Insult

Björn Höcke (g) is the baby-faced reactionary high school history teacher whom every right-thinking German loves to hate. He’s been called every name in the book, and any public appearance by him usually attracts a counter-demonstration. A left-wing German group called the Center for Political Beauty even built a miniature replica of the Holocaust Memorial next… Continue reading ‘Fascist’ as a Political Insult

Comparative Law, KUG, Media Law, Right of Personality, Right to Informational Self-Determination, Right to Publicity

Germany’s Tricky Laws and the Internet Part II: Photos of People in Public

One of the misunderstandings people from the English-speaking world have about European law concerns privacy and the right to control one's own image. The 'Anglosphere', let's call it, has a very loose approach to whether you can photograph people who are out in public. First I'll explain the Anglosphere approach, then look at the drastically… Continue reading Germany’s Tricky Laws and the Internet Part II: Photos of People in Public