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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

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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Blackmail inside Germany

I have a question about a common problem ... I have a female friend who lives in Saudi Arabia and her ex-boyfriend who lives in Germany blackmailed her with her own private pictures, that if she does ...
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Death of one of two tenant parties during notice period

Scenario Two parties A, B sign a rental contract in Germany. Only party A lives there, party B merely cosigns the contract, but neither makes any payments nor lives in the propery. Party B adopted ...
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Legal status of temporary reintroduction of border controls on internal Schengen borders according to Article 25 of EU 2016/399 by Germany

I would like to ask whether you think that reintroduction of border controls on internal Schengen borders according to Article 25 of EU 2016/399 (Schengen Border Code) by Germany is legal. Germany ...
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Legality of not-so-obvious rental discrimination

I'm a non-German working in north-west Germany since a couple of years. I was searching for housing for about a month or so, but never got replies from landlords regarding appointments. The only ...
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Taking a picture of a parking offender while still in the car

I occasionally see car drivers parking on the bike lane that I am using. Usually I take a picture of the car and send if off to the city, they issue a parking ticket. These days I had a case where the ...
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Is the game company required to help and take actions for a player who got scammed in the game for virtual currencies?

According to the answers in this question, you are legally responsible when scamming someone for virtual goods in a game. However, in most of the cases it is very hard to actually get any information ...
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Regarding German Patent attorney candidates

I'm thinking about becoming a German and European patent attorney. I'm fluent in German (my mother language), English and French, (and Romanian, my other mother language). The issue is that I have a ...
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Do other countries than Germany have traffic laws that regard a group of civil vehicles as one single vehicle?

I'm mostly interested in the situation in France, but this might be interesting for other countries as well, especially in the context of the current rise of bicycle usage: Germany has § 27 in its ...
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Am I liable if I know about copyright enfrigement of software my collegue is copying?

If I know about a colleague who is copying public available code into our software stack, infringing copyright law on purpose, too which extent am I liable under German law? Can I refuse working on ...
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Can a child release his own work into e.g. the public domain?

I (15 years old; living in Germany) write software now for ~four years and wondered whether I can release it into the public domain or under some free software license without having to ask somebody. ...
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Equipment purchased not shipped after over 3months

I purchased a ready-to-ship used printer in February 2020, the payment was acknowledged but the company has failed to ship. The printer was to be shipped immediately but its been over three months, no ...
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Reporting exzessive requested and unrequested overtime during Furlough

At least half of our current staff is on furlough(Kurzarbeit). I am living in Germany and our employer is requesting exzessive amounts of overtime while we are only allowed to work 20-50% of our usual ...
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Is there any legal obligation to banks to offer only one “purpose” field in online banking systems?

I have used numerous online banking interfaces in Germany for money transfer between accounts. While they can be quite different in terms of features such as auto-completion, storage of reusable ...
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how to know if somebody sued you in germany?

2 years ago before I left Germany someone I knew said that he will file a lawsuit against me :( I am now not in Germany and I didn't give this guy my address in my current country but how can I know ...
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Notice period for rental contract for a shared flat

In Germany, assume that Allice has a flat (either rented or owned, I think this does not matter) and lives in it herself. She decides to rent one room to Bob with an indefinite contract. My research ...
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Can my landlord legally not let me do my anmeldung in Germany?

I really need to do my anmeldung so I can start working and get health insurance in Germany now (during corona). I moved out of a youth hostel once it shut down and me and two others found a room for ...
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Is it GDPR-compliant to require *public* publishing of personal info as condition for access to a service?

Background: For roughly 2 decades I've run my own private email infrastructure for myself, open source projects, and a few other individuals over business internet service intended for such usage. I'...
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Is the ZIP Code allowed as part of a ordernumber

We have a Webshop and want to have the Customers ZIP Code within our Order Number. Is this against the GDPR?
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Does an unlawful contract duration invalidate termination deadlines even after lawful extensions?

The following question is relevant for Germany. The contract of interest is with a gym, which might be relevant because contracts with them sometimes have special rules. In Germany, a contract with ...
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Can I be sued by a hotel in Germany

I signed a non-refundable contract for a group stay at the Westin Grand Berlin for May 8, 2020. The group had to cancel the trip due to COVID-19 pandemic. The hotel sent me an invoice for the balance ...
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Short-time work for professional football players

In Germany, a lot of people are currently doing "short-time work" right now which is partly compensated by the state or state-controlled insurances. I heard that some employees of professional ...
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Am I allowed to exit my rental contract early because of my roommate?

I live in Germany and rented two rooms in a residential community ("WG") for several years. Recently, someone who behaves very badly moved in. He destroyed many things, smokes inside, always listens ...
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Am I allowed to intermediately rent my rooms for 2 months?

I live in Germany and rented two rooms in a residential community ("WG") for several years. Recently, someone moved in who behaves very badly. He destroyed many things, smokes inside, always listens ...
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How to manage landlord/landlady's aggression towards a child?

Our landlord/landlady (an elderly couple) came to us to demand that our 3 year old daughter stops playing at home because it disturbs the neighbours living on the floor below. Kindergartens are ...
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Can a phone conversation be summoned from telecom operator as evidence in court of law

Our landlord/landlady have twice made statements that suggest they breached our privacy. We have not recorded our conversations since we understand it would be illegal to do so. However, we wish to ...
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Ownership of video lecture

Due to the pandemic, my university moves all classes online. This is a new situation and the administration is not well-prepared for this (which is understandable). I will give lectures online, in one ...
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Do the German contact restrictions prohibit any form of celebrating?

In response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus, Germany has enacted a general "ban on contact", effective starting today (Monday, 2020-03-23). It prohibits any gathering of more than two people in ...
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German citizenship - Complex case

My question is the following: My great-grandparents were German. They never lost their citizenship. My grandmother was born in 1930 in Argentina (ius soli) and got married in 1950 to an Argentine (...
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Landlord rights in case of tenant death in Germany

In the shadow of recent virus outbreak, I could not help but to think about my landlord’s rights if I happen to die. I can imagine that the German law has this covered. Can someone please point it ...
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No reimbursement for job interview travel expenses

I have already asked on the workplace about how to ask for reimbursement that was agreed on before a job interview. I'm gonna briefly summarize here what has happened so far. After applying for a job ...
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Is there really a German law that requires that credit card companies *only* provide statements in read-only format?

I live in Germany and have a German €-denominated credit card. I used to download my monthly transactions in CSV format, but after a recent web site redesign, the new credit card web site only allows ...
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Voicemail recordings and transcription email fall under GDPR

A client calls, leaves a voicemail with his name and number. A vendor calls, leaves account information and address information. This call is also transcribed and sent via email. The above are ...
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Can you get sued for someone else modifying a website you own?

I own a website and domain and i've given someone access to modify it (developer). I am not a business and the person who has access is not paid for the job. Recently the person who has access ...
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What happens if an expert witness admits he lied in a case

This happened in in 2004, in Germany, in a very small town. I don’t speak the language and relied on my English speaking lawyer and my bilingual gf. On the night before the court date, my lawyer told ...
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Can I return shoes that hurt one of my feet in Germany?

I just bought a reebook shoes and I wore it today but after walking about 30 minutes my left foot top side(bridge) is hurting me so much that I can not resist. I wrote an email to the seller but they ...
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How does the GDPR differ from national data protection law?

Before the GDPR came into effect, I had to deal with both the German Bundesdatenschutzgesetz and the Italian Codice in materia di dati personali, and recall them having very similar provisions (though ...
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Law regarding associations around the world [closed]

In Sweden there is something called law of association/association law (associationsrätt). An association (that is the word used in Swedish too) in this context is any cooperation between people. It ...
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Am I required to hand out my private encryption key by german law?

I have posted a question over at academia.stackexchange.com (see [1]) which involves a legal question that may better fit here. Context: I am a PhD student of a german university. Due to illness a ...
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Is it legal to perform communication with authorities for money in Germany?

I've gone through some processes of communcation with the register of associations and noted that there's no clarity of the process except for law texts and obscure forum posts. I thought, I'd would ...
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My wife does not eat since 4 days, and threats me by divorce. How to save our family with a baby? [closed]

We are in Germany. Both of us, and also our baby (2 months old) are the citizen of another (EU) country. Recently she became very crazy, and I don't know, what to do. She does not eat. The case is ...
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Can i record a video based on a book and then publish it in Youtube?

I have an idea to record videos based on some books and then publish the videos in my channel in Youtube. Of course, i will write a clear reference to the book and the author. But, i am wondering, ...
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Is it legal to display Buddhist/Hindu swastikas in Germany?

In Germany, it is illegal to publicly display Nazi symbols, including the swastika. However, the swastika (and its chiral counterpart, the sauwastika) are Buddhist and Hindu religious symbols with ...
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Can a company restrict the period in which a contract termination can be submitted?

I live in Germany and have a yearly contract for the Adobe Creative Cloud. This contract can only be canceled 30 days before the one year period ends. They say, that a termination notice prior to ...

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