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guardian – German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution

The Guardian: ““Car nation” Germany has surprised neighbours with a radical proposal to reduce road traffic by making public transport free, as Berlin scrambles to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big fines. The move comes just over two … Continue reading

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Qualcomm seeking leverage over Apple, hoping to win German patent injunction by August or September

At the end of the previous post (relating to the vacatur of a discovery sanctions order agaqinst Apple) I mentioned today's Qualcomm v. Apple patent infringement hearing by the Munich I Regional Court, relating to European Patent EP2724461 on a low-voltage … Continue reading

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A Complete German Glyphosate Ban Could be on the Horizon

Share This Item Berlin, Germany – Jan. 12, 2018 – – Germany’s largest political parties announced a breakthrough today after days of extensive talks in proposing a formal coalition government. To the surprise of many, the proposed blueprint for the new … Continue reading

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German ‘hate-speech’ law tries to regulate Facebook and others – will it work?

Caught in the net(work)In September 2017, a law with the euphonious name ‘Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz’ (‘network enforcement law’) was adopted in Germany. Its goal is to force social networks to remove hate speech and certain other unlawful content within 24 hours in … Continue reading

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German Pirate Party boards Berlin state parliament

The German arm of the International Pirate Party saw a momentous victory in this week's Berlin state elections, as the Internet activist group won 15 seats in regional parliament. The group-which was founded to promote privacy, free speech, data protection … Continue reading

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