Archive for the Germany Category

Google and the “Right to be Forgotten”

The “Right to be Forgotten” (RTBF) is a landmark European ruling that establishes a right to privacy that governs and regulates how one can delist their personal information from online search results. Individuals can request that search engines, such as Google, delist URLS from across the Internet

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Germans vs. Americans: Battle of the Euphemisms

Germany and America have experienced great economic prosperity that has led to inevitable business encounters of all kinds. When both sides meet, there is great chance for miscommunication beyond a potential language barrier.Germans are known for saying what they mean and meaning what they say, which can lead Americans to

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Nuernberg Higher Regional Court Rules that Wet Floors at Pools are Self-Evident Dangers

The High Regional Court of Nuremberg ruled in one of the cases presented, that wet floors in a public pool area are not an unforeseeable safety hazard for a visitor (Az. 4 U 1176/17).   In Nuremberg Germany, a woman visited a public pool with a sauna area. After using the

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Just One Minute of Your Voice – Legal Implications of Lyrebird’s New Digital Voice Replication Technology

A program called Lyrebird promises to create a digital voice using your own voice, with just one minute of recording you. The startup company lists speech synthesis for people who have lost their voice as one of the possible applications of the program. The program, named after the Australian

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“Click Here to Agree” to Ancestry DNA Owning Your DNA…Forever?

More than 3 million people have utilized the groundbreaking technology provided by Ancestry.com’s DNA test for ancestry and genealogy, AncestryDNA, with an increase in use in the last couple of years. With the hopes of discovering forgotten family histories, ethnic backgrounds, and genetic predispositions, users have willingly agreed to the

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The Thriving Business of German Board Games

In the digital era where videogames are a multibillion dollar industry board games have surprisingly kept pace. Between Spring 2016 and Spring 2017, U.S. sales of board games grew by 28% and revenues are expected to rise at a similar rate into the early 2020s. Much of this growth

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“Google” is not Generic

The case involved whether a trademark owner should lose rights in instances when the trademark is frequently used as a verb such as in the phrase “Google it.” The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that “googled” may have become synonymous for Internet searching, but that does not mean that

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Wage-Fixing, No-Poaching Agreements to be Prosecuted Criminally under new Antitrust Guidance

On October 20, 2016, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (Antitrust Division) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) jointly released important Guidance aimed at informing human resource professionals (and others involved in hiring and compensation decisions) on the topic of how the antitrust laws apply to the field of employment. The DOJ and FTC announced

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