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Is it legal to divulge information about a company (kindergarten) online in Austria?

The situation is the following: We have made a very bad experience with a kindergarten in Vienna and would like to divulge (make public) the experience we made with this kindergarten. This would ...
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How can I request an ISP to disclose their customer's identity?

As far as I know, breaking the law online in Germany (such as sharing copyrighted content) often results in a fine from a private law firm which gets your personal data from your provider by sending ...
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Which countries' inheritance laws apply?

My mother, a German national with a green card passed away recently. Her husband (my dad) of 59 years is an American citizen (born in US). My mother spent the majority of her adult years in the United ...
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is it possible to use evidence from another countries in a german case?

what do I mean by that? well in Germany people's criminal records aren't public like in the US (you know when someone is a pedo or a rapist their name is revealed to the public) but in Germany it ...
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Are chess games copyrighted?

First and foremost, I've already done some research regarding my question - web pages including, but not limited to the following ones, weren't able to answer my question to it's full extent: https://...
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Can I deny people entry to a political rally I co-organise?

Can I deny entry or remove unwanted guests from a political rally I co-organise? If we organise an officially authorised political rally in a public place for a particular cause (Palestinian ...
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Are German Police allowed to ask about private contact information?

This question is based on a story that happened a couple of days ago. Two friends and I were walking outside. Right now, in Germany there are strict regulations about the number of persons and ...
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Can I legally refuse entry to a landlord?

I am subletting an apartment from a friend who is technically my landlord. I refused him entry late at night after we had a row about a longstanding problem with one of the facilities in the apartment ...
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Is an email legally binding for booking an apartment in Germany?

I am a visiting scientist in Heidelberg, Germany. I was unsuccessful in my search for a private apartment in town so I made a reservation request with the University guest house. They sent me a ...
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What are the penalties of making false police report in Germany?

my GF & I have discovered recently that our flatmate had made a false police report in Germany while she visited her partner there. In her report she told the police that her bag was stolen while ...
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Is a pardon (“Begnadigung”) under German law possible before a final court sentence?

I just read that under US law, the US president may pardon a person even before they have been sentenced, and even before they have been accused (see e.g. Ex Parte Garland, 1866). . I was curious ...
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Can a person be vaccinated against their will in Austria or Germany?

Is it legal for someone to be vaccinated against their will in Germany and Austria? Are there reasonable circumstances, under which this would be legal (e. g. if the government declares martial law ...
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How can i protect my self from contract termination in Germany?

I was offered a job position in Germany, this contract gives me the right to buy shares in the company (GmbH) after working for 4 years in this position. As I understood if I quit or my employer ends ...
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Is it illegal to access regional locked content via VPN in Germany?

I'm living in a Germany and I'm a huge fan of tv shows. When I watch some tv shows on ABC, CW, Hulu, Netflix I'm using a VPN to pretend I reside in USA, sometimes I use virtual prepaid card to mimic ...
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Is telling others how to crack software illegal?

There's this program from a few years ago that isn't being sold anymore, and there's a simple way to extend the free trial forever by changing the expiration date in a text file. I was wondering if it ...
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Unprofessional behaviour during interview

A friend of mine was in a job interview during Covid-times, therefore it was all done remotely. At half-way through the interview, an unprofessional incident happened which made that friend believe, ...
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paternity test in Germany

I heard that in order to make a paternity test in Germany, the consent of both spouses is needed. If the husband has doubts about whether he is the father of a child born in wedlock, can he insist on ...
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Do they check ARD ZDF bill payment during de-registration in Frankfurt if a person is leaving the country?

I came to Frankfurt in Jul 2019. I lived in an apartment from Jul'19-Feb'20. During this period, I had some amount to pay to ARD ZDF. Eight months after moving to a new apartment (Oct'20), I de-...
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Is there a way to file a criminal complaint to report fraud and copyright incidents in Germany anonymously?

Is there a way to file a criminal complaint to report fraud and copyright incidents in Germany anonymously? What is the right way and what requirements are needed to present evidence via email or ...
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Is it legal to work more than more than 48 hours in EU with multiple jobs if one is a freelance job?

I am working full-time as an International research assistant (in a University Library) in Germany. A startup (based in London) asked me to work with them as a research consultant (a kind of ...
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How can you see if there is a criminal complaint against somebody in Germany?

How can you see or know if there is a civil or criminal complaint against somebody in Germany? Is there a way to check this on Google?
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What happens if one of the rules in an agreement is violated and there is nothing in that agreement what to do in such a case?

From a purely law perspective, If one of the rules in a rental agreement is violated and the agreement doesn't specify what happens in such a case, legally speaking, what is the landlord allowed to do?...
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When can I sell 3d models and 2d renders of dead peoples and celebrities?

When is it allowed to create and sell 3d models and 2d renders of existing dead people and celebrities? I can imagine this is not a easy topic and is different depending on the jurisdiction. Here are ...
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Can i represent myself in a German court without a lawyer?

I want to represent myself in german court because I don't have money for a lawyer (i am a student international ) and I also don't know anything about german laws at all I have many evidence(gmails/...
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Is it illegal in Germany to spread a list of locations that allow you to violate compulsory mask wearing

I was recently sent a website which, among other terrible health advice, links to a custom google map which allows users to enter locations where they can shop/go to without wearing a face mask (due ...
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Can a shipping company offer a parcel delivery that does not include at least one attempt to deliver?

Suppose you order some item online and then you pay a shipping company to deliver the item to your home address. What exactly is the shipping company contractually obligated to do? In spite of how ...
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Video surveillance of dedicated laboratory rejected by single employee [Germany]

We have a dedicated laboratory with very expensive and sensitive equipment. When handled incorrectly, they can cause serious harm to the user or others in the laboratory. Our department consists of 5 ...
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Accused of criminal offence and then pay the fine but not convicted

Is it possible that one is accused of a criminal offence in Germany and ask to pay a fine and it was also mentioned that if the fine is paid in within the time limit the case will be discontinued and ...
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Who benefits of a tax reduction in subscription businesses? The company or the client?

Last year a client signed up for a yearly subscription of my product. He paid 14,99 € with 19 % taxes included. This year the taxes are only 5 %. How much does the client pay? Why I asked: PayPal ...
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Renouncing your citizenship but the government doesn't accept; can you still get a stateless person passport from Germany?

[This has been also asked on another site] I'm just curious: It is been claimed here that the requirement of having renounced your current citizenship to get German citizenship can be accomplished by ...
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Can a German employer force employees to submit personal data to a contractor?

A German higher-education institution recently introduced a new measure to facilitate Covid-19 contact tracing: next to each door (i.e. entrances to the building, the lecture rooms, the labs and some ...
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Can't renounce my citizenship due to being a deserter; can I apply for a German citizenship?

I'm a Turkish citizen who is studying in Germany for the last 5 years. As might not know, in Turkey, there is compulsory military service for every men. But, I don't want to do it (I don't want to be ...
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In Germany, are doctors within the same institution able to access any patients' medical records?

I have a friend living in Germany who is seeking therapy in her small town. However, a problem that she is facing is that all of the psychological/psychiatric institutions in her town are managed by ...
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Stay in Germany after masters degree

I am going to obtain masters degree in mathematics in Berlin. The market in this field is very competitive. How I stay in Germany after graduation? (I heard that 3 years, is it true?) Can I work in ...
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Animal rights violation in Germany

How can I report animal right violation that takes place in the business located in Germany? It’s a beauty salon that uses animals for some treatments. I live outside Germany and unfortunately have no ...
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I want to know if i have the right to push someone if they slapped me in self defense

I have a question, about 3 or 4 months ago, i was just outside chilling with some of my friends and then some girl came and slapped me, all i did was push her back in self defense. I just want to know ...
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What are my rights if someone makes a false police report against me in Germany?

My landlord (also a business owner) in Germany where I live accused me with tons of different type of accusations because he hates me personally, and he called the police on me—at least, I think he ...
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Does the right to use a road affect liability in accidents?

The German traffic law is very restrictive for children on bicycles. In particular Strassenverkehrsordnung §2, section 5 states that children up to 8 years of age are not allowed to bike on roads and ...
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Tariffs for ordering goods from switzerland to Germany

I am a passionate Magic: The Gathering player and as is commonly known some of the older cards can have values of 100€ of euros. I am thinking about ordering such a card from switzerland for the price ...
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What is German police doing at German/Austrian borders? “Border checks” or “border surveillance”?

Let's start with a definition of "border controls" according to Article 2 of EU Regulation 2016/399: ‘border control’ means the activity carried out at a border, in accordance with and for ...
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What happened to border crossing points when border controls have been reintroduced on internal Schengen borders (EU Regulation 2016/399)?

Many Schengen countries reintroduced border controls on internal Schengen border according to Article 25 of EU 2016/399. The procedure how to do it is described in Article 27 of EU 2016/399: Article ...
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Is it legal to have 2 different standards for “checks within the territory” and when an (internal Schengen) border is crossed in Schengen area?

I have noticed that Germany has two different for "checks within the territory" and when an (internal Schengen) border is crossed. For crossing an (internal Schengen) border Germany is ...
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Based on which law Germany shall remove illegal third-county citizens on German/Austrian borders?

CJEU C-444/17 says that Article 2(2)a of EU 2008/115/EC does not apply for such removal (CJEU also considers reintroduction of border controls on internal Schengen borders). Article 2 of EU 2008/115/...
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Drink and riding (bicycle) offence in Germany

I am charged with a criminal offence in a drink-and-riding-a-bicycle case. I have received a letter mentioning the alcohol content 1.66 promile. I have accepted the charges and agreed to pay the fine. ...
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Rent additional costs matter in Germany [closed]

I've rented a furnished apartment from the beginning of 2019 until last month in Baden-Württemberg, Germany The rental contract stated that service charges/additional costs are paid as a monthly flat ...
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Sharing ad revenue [closed]

My friend and I own a website which hosts fan-created content for a video game (character skins, etc.), and make around 800$/month in ad revenue, which we're splitting 50/50. To thank the people ...
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Under which conditions can a lawyer charge for services in Germany?

TL;DR Person A went through a ridiculous situation and now, almost a year later, the Person B who didn't bother representing her at the court is asking for the money. Situation Person A - client ...
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Does the German GDPR require storing the data in a German datacenter for a tele-health company?

I co-founded a tele-health startup, we are expanding to Germany, we have gone through the GDPR, and implemented most of it, however, we didn't quite understand the data residency part and found ...
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How can German supermarkets get away with not following the EU regulations, which have been established long ago?

Since 2011, EU regulations on food labeling states require most foods label's to contain nutritional facts of the food. However, as a person who has been living in Germany for a couple of months, it ...
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Can I leave a EU country (Germany) with an expired visa but with a another already being created?

The case of my friend is: she lives in Germany, has a visa that is already expired, and she already paid for a new one and it is being produced, but the waiting time is 2+ month. She can't wait ...

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