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Facebook User in Jail After Posting Far-Right Comments in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany is still holding strong in its battle against online hate speech as a court in the southern town of Würzburg sentenced a man to one and a half years in prison for his right-wing comments on Facebook. While he expressed remorse in front of the court, it wasn’t convincing …

Sources: DW

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Federal Court Rules ISPs Must Give File Sharer Info To Rights Holders

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany has become the latest country to come to a decision on implementing strict anti-piracy regulations in favor of the owners of copyrighted material.  The Federal Court of Justice in Germany is requiring ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) to hand over names and addresses of individuals using file sharing services to …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Court Gives Police Permission to Perform ID Checks Based on Skin Color

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While we are arguing the aspects of the Trayvon Martin case here in the United States, Germany has had its own racial profiling case stirring up debate.  This week a German court ruled that police have the right to use skin color as a reason to perform ID checks on people …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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