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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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Responsibilities (legal and fiscal) for individual (based in Germany) hiring an international freelance contractor online

Suppose that an individual hires a freelance contractor (through online platforms like Fiverr, UpWork, or Freelancer.com). The contractor may be from any country and may or may not have a regular VAT. ...
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Marriage between two brothers and related situations

Incest (for example between a brother and sister) seems to be illegal in most countries. The main (and only?) argument for that is that there is a high probability that the children might be ...
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German “Quiet Hours” exceptions

I haven't been to Germany but I've heard of the Quiet Hours law. It is required to keep noises at very low levels during "quiet hours" like at night, on Sundays and holidays. However, I'm pretty sure ...
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Germany - can my boss refuse to pay me the Christmas bonus in light of my resignation?

I'm working in Germany. My company usually gives a 13th salary to its employees, divided in 2 parts (one half in June, and the second in December). It's not technically a 13th salary, since it's not ...
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Is it allowed to destroy political billboards?

I see that political posters in Germany during election get destroyed all the time. For example, NPD posters are always teard down or on a ground. Merkel's picture is often with beard and mustache. ...
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Is a 10 hour workday in Germany 9AM until 7PM or 9AM until 7:45PM?

From what I found in the google-translate of (what I believe is) the relevant Ministry of Justice page, it seems that lunch and breaks count towards the maximum of 10 hours per day in Germany. ...
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Can a thief legally use force to prevent you from take your property back, in Germany

In this comment on another stack a user claims: Even in thoroughly socialist places such as e.g. Germany where criminals have more rights than lawful people (see e.g. BGB 858 and 859 which not only ...
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Leave Germany for few months after having registered

I am a an Italian university employee in Munich. I have rented a flat until the end of November and I did the "Anmeldung" in the offices of the burgeburo. Now I need to leave Germany for 4 months due ...
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Buying a business in Germany

Therr is Person A with SoleTraderCompA and person B with no company. Person A wants to sell to B, B wants to buy. Both residents of Germany. How can this be processed? Transfer obligations etc. ...
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Section, sentence, nos. (German immigration law)

Section 18b of the Act on the Residence, Economic Activity and Integration of Foreigners in the Federal Territory contains the next text: A foreigner who has successfully completed his studies at a ...
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Why are Nazi war criminals being prosecuted now?

Lately numerous former Nazi war criminals are being prosecuted. The latest being a 97 year old former SS soldier. But why are they being prosecuted now? Why did they take so long to do this?
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Must German job postings include “(m/f)” even in English?

As I understand it, German law requires companies posting job openings to address the gendered nature of the German language by including both the masculine and feminine forms of the job title (e.g., ...
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What does German law say about online threats using Social Media (Youtube)?

I was watching a Youtube Video where a man calls on other people to kill a woman who burned the Quran and filmed it. I know it's not OK if you disrespect somone's religion, but no one has a right to ...
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Public WiFi - when do you have to delete stored user data?

Note: I originally thought of this for germany, but if you have examples from other countries those are also welcome, since im interested in the topic in general. So lets say im using a public WiFi, ...
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Taxes and freelancing in Germany

This question is a follow up and more precise version of Tax law and freelancing as a side-job in Germany. As explained in the linked question, working as a freelancer in Germany could turn out to be ...
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Can I be fined for the intention to commit a traffic violation, after the police prevented me from carrying through?

After having stopped at a red traffic light, seeing the intersection empty, I was about to get on by bike and turn right when a police officer behind me informed me that doing so would mean a €100 ...
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What is the legal age for drinking alcohol in Germany? [duplicate]

I heard that in Germany you can buy low alcoholic drinks from 16 years old, and from 18 years old you can buy strong alcoholic drinks. What about drinking? If I buy for 14 year old alcohol. Will this ...
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Hiring freelancers in Germany

This question is the counterpart to Tax law and freelancing as a side-job in Germany. What are the laws concerning hiring a freelancer for a short project (for example an international freelancer ...
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Can you be convicted for being a murderer twice?

Germany has this weird specialty¹ in its criminal law's murder paragraph. While most paragraphs say something like “The person who does A is punished with B”, the murder paragraph (“Strafgesetzbuch § ...
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Tax law and freelancing as a side-job in Germany

Is it legally possible for a European (non-German) PhD student/research assistant at a German university (who gets paid according to 75% of the TV-L 13 wage) perform side jobs for international ...
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Can the EU legally mandate the sterilization of a member country? [closed]

To give context so that my question may be better understood and not just disregarded as trolling, I have just read "Germany must Perish!" by author Theodore N. Kaufman. It's a very well-written book, ...
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Storing chat messages in a private database with user consent

The Situation I am currently creating a Telegram bot for me and some friends that stores all chat messages we send in our group chat in a database so that we can retrieve advanced chat statistics. I ...
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Can a family member break into my room and can I take legal actions against it?

Here is the situation. I still live with my family like my brother (we are both of legal age) . We never had a good brother relationship. We always try to avoid each other as best as we can. In the ...
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Is it mandatory to register a business account at online shops?

I have a small computer business. I order about 5 devices (printers/SSDs/notebooks/...) total for my clients a month in different online stores. On many online stores you can register as private ...
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About BAFoeG Bundesausbildungsgesetz

I have received monthly payments during my university education in Germany for 7 years, until September 1990. I want to know whether the time lapse of now 29 years will be exempting me from paying ...
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Does the EU Blue Card allow to deliberately have 3 months of unemployment between jobs?

I'm from non-EU country and I'm getting a new permanent job in the Germany right now. The contract has the next paragraph: § 18 Post-Contractual Non-Competition/Contractual Penalty (1) For a ...
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Ignore an invoice issued by an internet registration

I have registered for a training which is going to be organized in Germany. The registration was done by a form in which I have mentioned my personal information, my address, and the company I work ...
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Legal status of animals in Germany

How has Germany has dealt with the legal status of animals? What, if any, transition has taken place from a thing to a creature in a legal context? This question is prompted by a sentence found in ...
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I committed a crime against the Weapons Act in Germany - Can I travel there?

I bought a butterfly knife in Poland (where it is legal) and had an overnight stop in Germany. I checked my bags out from the airport that night, then checked them back in the morning. The knife was ...
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What legal charges could I face after this action?

So it seems I might have made a mistake. It was sunday evening and I was hanging out with around 10 people aged between 16 and 26 (rough estimate). At one point I grabbed the phone of one of the ...
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Mass, commercial identification of people appearing in porn

Someone on the Internet claims (I'll call this person "the operator" below): They have crawled around 100TB of data from both mainstream social networking sites, and porn sites with user-generated ...

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