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  • Copyright as the final boss

    Friend or foe for scientists? Our first Legal Workshop earlier this week was a full success! Since there have been lively discussions around the presented topics regarding the German copyright, I want to use this legal column again to dive into the deep sea of the German copyright law and the data licenses. German copyright:…

  • Pseudonymous, anonymous – what is it and what are the consequences?

    Discussion of the Verdict of the EuG from 26.04.2023, T-557/20 Let’s say I’m a scientist working with personal data in my day-to-day work. Sooner or later, I will have to ask myself how I can prevent this data from floating around without any protection in the open net space. Most of the time the solution…

  • Do you speak legal?

    Legal language: why it is peculiar but necessary “Implied”, “principle of proportionality”, “level of creation”, “scope of protection”. Vocabulary that is juggled in legal fact sheets and lectures like a performer in a circus and that can quickly make a conversation drift into incomprehensibility for legal laymen. And yet they are necessary. Admittedly, some more…