Verdict postponed

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 21:51 | Posted in Bloggers' rights, Blogosphere, censorship, Freedom of speech, Germany, internet, Legal | Leave a comment

Amtsgericht Hamburg was supposed to announce its verdict yesterday on the lawsuite of German Minister of Environment Sigmar Gabriel against Marcel Bartels. The minister is suing Marcel for 756,09 € which he spent on a lawyer rather than just e-mailing Marcel to ask him to remove a picture posted by a user of his wiki site. Instead of a ruling, the court announced yesterday that the case has been postponed to 27th February.

I do not know why the court thinks they need to consider this case further. My personal opinion is that a person unable to write a simple e-mail should not serve as a minister in the federal government. Minsters are supposed to be litterate.

Man of the World has a summary of the case (in German).

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