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Can the German Embassy go through your Whatsapp messages during Visa document verification process?

I am a Pakistani professional living and working in Germany under an "EU Blue Card" visa. I got married a little while back and to join me in Germany, my wife has applied for a Family ...
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Registering as a freelancer in Germany

I recently lost my job & therefore I registered myself with ArbeitAgentur for unemployment benefits. The benefits will start from the next month. I've been working for the past 4 years as regular ...
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Is a contract allowed to have illegal / unenforceable clauses?

My understand of contract law in general, is that an illegal or unenforceable clause does not render the whole contract void, but rather that specific clause is essentially stricken out, as if it did ...
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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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When does a cogeneration plant feed power to the net, according to the german KWK-G 2015?

§7 (1) of the current german KWK-G (Law concerning co-generation plants) makes a huge difference for power fed into the grid, or not. Say an installation consumes 150-200 kW contiually, and operates a ...
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Is there some well known or established principle for this situation? Unfair jurisdictions and un-equal parties

Imagine a situation where an employer offers an employee a contract that stipulates that all disputes should be resolved by some arbitration panel in a tax haven. I don't know about America but I am ...
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Quitting Job on the first day? What would be my last day? (Germany)

I wish to cancel my new work agreement that I already signed. On 01.02.2019 (First day at the job) Notice of termination: one month to the end of the month (during the probationary period) Which ...
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Is it illegal in Germany to pretend being sentenced for committing homicide?

People often want you to tell them a story. For me this question is overreaching and I feel uncomfortable. So I was wondering to what extend it is legal to make up a story I am fine with.
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What kinds of insults would result and have resulted in someone being imprisoned in Germany?

Just read in the Wikipedia Article on Insult that you could be punished for up to one year in prison for insulting someone in Germany. What kinds of insults, assuming that they are free of false ...
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What would happen to the churches (physical buildings), works of art, etc. in case of a new schism?

In the recent past, in the opinion of some theologians, the German catholic church is close to a schism with the Catholic Church. Regardless of whether you agree or not, I'm interested in knowing what ...
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I want to be forgotten according to Art. 17 GDPR. What is the correct procedure?

English I want to send someone a letter: Dear Sir or Madam, In accordance with Art.15 GDPR, I ask you to inform me whether you are storing data about me. If you do this, I ask you (and third parties ...
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legal to use screenshots/videos from games [duplicate]

I'd like to use screenshots from video games like Minecraft or Contraption Maker in presentations. Is this legal? My reasoning pro: I've seen screenshots from other software all over the place and ...
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Moving to Germany - Einküfte/income before the move in the Steuererklärung/tax reclaim

I hope someone would help me in this matter. In 2020 I was in Poland for the first seven months, and then, since August, I'm in Germany. I have received income from employment in both countries, in ...
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What legal actions can I take against someone who discards my property?

I had an agreement with someone that they would keep my property (two suitcases and some clothing) in their apartment for some time. It's only been three days, and every day this person sends me ...
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How to make a complaint as a comsumer in Germany without going to court?

I'm not familiar with German law, but I'd like to complain about a certain international company as I was tricked by a company to pay to use a method that was shut down by the company online and many ...
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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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Does a landlord have the right to force me to evacuate the room I am subletting before the last day of the tenancy contract?

I am subletting a room in a university hostel from a friend who is technically my landlord. The contract ends on the 28th of February. I have been away from the country and will be back on 25/02/2021. ...
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Is PI legally allowed to require their PhD student/Post-docs to pick up their kids from school?

Assuming that I'm a PhD student/Post-doc, what kind of tasks are the principal investigator(PI) - i.e the group leader - legally allowed to ask me to perform? For example, is s/he legally allowed to ...
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Is there a penalty for late registration of self employed status in Germany?

I believe it is the case (please correct me if this is wrong) that if someone earns money in Germany on a self-employed basis, then they are supposed to register as self-employed with the local ...
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What law makes a Movie “Nicht Feiertagsfrei”?

Top Gun, Life of Brian and Heidi (2001) don't seem to have anything in common, but in Germany they are all declared "Nicht Feiertagsfrei" and may not be shown in a cinema on some days. Among ...
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Blackmailing from Germany [closed]

I don’t know from where I should start but I am from Arabic Sudan and my Ex BF who lives in Germany is blackmailing me with private photos and videos he threat that he with post all over and send it ...
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Harming third party in self defence

I recently watched a german crime series and there was the following situation: Kidnapper kidnaps several hostages Hostage A wants to break free Hostage B joins them (voluntarily) Near the exit they ...
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Working more than the yearly limit as a foreign student in Germany

As a foreign student in Germany, one has a 120-full-days or 240-part-days work limit during the year. I have also noticed that different laws about foreigners not only depend on one's city but are ...
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What if I don't pay the deposit of a rental contract?

Here is the situation: I've just moved to a new flat in Germany, and my contract states that I need to pay a certain amount of deposit to my landlord. However, I really didn't like the flat from the ...
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Sell food products on Amazon in Germany as a side job [closed]

I'm from Iran and I live in Germany. I work here as a software developer. I have plans to import Saffron (Packed and ready for sale) from Iran with help of a 3rd party company and sell them on Amazon ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is a verbal agreement to start the hiring process (i.e., “preparing the contract”) binding?

Is a verbal agreement to start the hiring process with a German company in Germany binding by the German law? In other words, does one have to sign the contract once it is ready?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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What kind of information is a police officer in Germany allowed to ask, in random situations on the street, e.g., during a traffic check?

For reference: There is the well-known argument, especially in the U.S., that you should not talk to the police, like here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-7o9xYp7eE in one of the extremest forms. ...
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Article 116(2) Citizenship Restoration - Germany

I'm trying to determine if I might be eligible for German citizenship under Article 116(2) of the Basic Law. Article 116(2) affords restoration of citizenship for those who were stripped of it by the ...
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Is it legal to send encrypted messages via a post card?

In German law, is it legal to send an encrypted message via a post card? E.g. encrypt a message text on a computer with RSA and print the Base64 hash on the post card and send it. Or is it a ...
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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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Does German law have an equivalent of the “plain meaning rule”?

I recently read about the plain meaning rule that seems to be a principle in the application of English laws. I would like to know whether a similar principle is either codified or known as a common ...
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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 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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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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