Re: a legal problem with 'filters' in germany
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: a legal problem with 'filters' in germany
- From: Florian Weimer <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 11:28:59 +0200
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- In-reply-to: <email@example.com> (MJ Ray's message of "Fri, 22 Oct 2004 18:58:05 +0100")
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* MJ Ray:
> On 2004-10-22 18:24:02 +0100 martin f krafft <email@example.com>
>> please refer to #277794. One single line needs to be erased from the
>> package because otherwise, the package is unconstitutional in
>> Germany (and Austria). [...]
> For other -legal contributors, this involves a comedy text filter
> ("kraut" I think) which emits "Sieg Heil" in certain conditions.
> Does s86 of StBG actually apply to software?
Yes, it does. The German release of Indiana Jones III (from
LucasArts) was edited as a result.
> Why isn't comedy exempt under paragraphs 4 or indeed basic human
Comedy is indeed exempt. Of course, German TV stations broadcast
Monty Python and Fawlty Towers unedited.
It's another question whether it's a good idea to distribute such
potentially offensive software.
By the way, I would be much more concerned by chastity-list (which is
also horribly out of date).