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Olympe de Gouges: revolutionary feminist

Women have a lot of times been the underdog in history. Women artists, for instance, are underrepresented in museums, and women philosophers have also only been researched since the 20th century. Hence, on International Women’s Day, it is good to reflect on an important, yet relatively unknown, female figure in history: Olympe de Gouges. Along …

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Internship and elective abroad: What do I have to consider when applying? – A field report

International Students Day celebrates its annual debut on 17 November. The reason for its introduction was the constant reminder of the student protests in Prague against the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939, which were, however, violently put down. Students Day has always served to recognise all the difficulties faced by students and young people …

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Maurizio Cattelan v. Daniel Druet: case review

3rd Chamber of Paris Judicial Court’s verdict – Friday 8th of July 2022. Sculpture-maker Daniel Druet made sculptures for artist Maurizio Cattelan’s artworks’ projects for over twenty years. Now, he wants to be recognized as sole author for eight artworks credited to Maurizio Cattelan. The case was brought to the Paris Judicial Court.     …

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Freedom of expression vs. personal rights in social media: politician Renate Künast wins at the Federal Constitutional Court

On 30 June 2022, we celebrate the annual World Social Media Day. The introduction of the holiday honours the impact of social media platforms on people’s global communication, and not without reason. Today, almost everyone in the world uses internet platforms to connect and share with others – be it friends, family or even complete …

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ECJ: Upload filters lawful – under certain conditions

On 26 April 2022, the ECJ ruled in Case C-401/19 that the disputed Art. 17(4)(b) and Art. 17(4)(c) last sentence of Directive (EU) 2019/790. c, last sentence, of Directive (EU) 2019/790, which regulates the use of so-called upload filters and which Poland sought to have annulled, does not violate the right to freedom of expression …

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World Intellectual Property Day: Can the playing of certain music be restricted?

On 26 April we celebrate the annual World Intellectual Property Day. The event was launched in 2000 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to “raise awareness of the impact of patents, copyrights, trademarks and designs on daily life” and to “celebrate the creativity and contribution of creators and innovators to the development of societies …

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