Google Maps in Germany Could Shut Down Due To Patent Lawsuit With Microsoft

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany seems to be a very active country in the past few months when it comes to patent disputes.  Microsoft and Google are the latest companies to battle it out in the German courts, and if Microsoft wins their case, Germans could see their access to Google Maps cut off. …

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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 Court Rules Consumers Should Be Compensated For Disruptions in Internet Service

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On Thursday, Germany’s Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe declared that the internet is an essential part of life for the country’s citizens.  We can probably all agree that it would be hard to go on for a few days without internet access, and even the intermittent times when your internet …

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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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America’s Budweiser Wins Major Trademark Case In Europe Against Czech Based Budejovicky Budvar

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Most Americans may not realize that if you walk into a bar in Europe and order a ‘Bud’, you might not get the American beer you’re used to.  You may end up with a Budweiser Budvar or even a Bud Premier Select, but it’s coming from Budejovicky Budvar, a Czech absed …

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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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Germany’s National Gun Register Goes Live With 5.5 Million Reported Firearms

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On January 1, Germany’s Federal Administration Office in Cologne put into effect a national gun registry that will help make the work of the German police a lot easier.  But it is not just the police that reap the benefit.  For the first time, Germany now has a better grasp …

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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 Court Rules In Favor Of Patients Growing Their Own Pot… Sort Of

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While most of the news coverage on legal marijuana issues are focused on various new laws in the United States, Germany has just had a major ruling of their own.  Up until now, Germans who were prescribed medical marijuana were not allowed to grow their own pot despite the lack …

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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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Alcohol Ban in Nuremberg Train Station

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

Nuremberg Central Station has recently put a ban on alcohol consumption on Friday and Saturday evenings (8pm-6am), as well as pre-holiday nights.  Now the lively drunken parties that take place in many of Germany’s train stations will soon be a thing of the past in Nuremberg, Bavaria. This ban on consumption …

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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 …

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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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