(Disclaimer of) Liability

The following laws are relevant for the columnist blog „“ operated by Joachim Endemann (respectively EndemannVerlag / EndemannPublisher):

The German Telemediengesetz (a law that regulates telemedia) and the Staatsvertrag über Rundfunk und Telemedien (RStV, a national contract on radio and telemedia) with the technical and economic aspects being covered by the RStV with special relevance of § 5 of the TMG und §55 of the RStV.

In addition, from 25 May 2018, will apply the General Data Protection Regulation (__GDPR__) — for more information see at ”privacy“.

The above mentioned operator is responsible for the content of „“. (See. § 55 paragraph 2, RStV).

The tool “comments” is inactive — for more information see at “privacy”.

See especially §10 TMG:

Liability for contents beyond „“, that could become visible through links to the visitor, can only affect those contents that are directly linked and that did not show any illegal contents at the time of the link (see §§ 8 to 10 TMG). To be sure, no active link is permitted per comment to release it beforehand (i.e. before it is actually checked).

Copyright matters

The journalistic contents of „“ are subject to the German copyright law. Therefore the operator of „“ asks to show special consideration for the following issue:

Any duplication, editing, distribution and any kind of utilisation requires the written consent of the respective author — as far as the copyright law is concerned.

However, downloads and copies of articles (or quotations) for non-commercial, private utilisation are allowed. But please make sure that at the end of the article or the quotation there is a reference to the source according to this scheme:


© [name of the author], [corresponding title of the article with corresponding permalink] and internet address: „“.

In case of commercial utilisation, please email to the operator.

As far as the contents of this page have not been created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are of course being adhered to. The contents of third parties are especially marked as such. Should you, however, become aware of a violation of copyrights, please notify the operator. And should any rights have been violated, the contents in question will of course be removed.

Legal disputes

In case of disputes regarding the law relating to the use of name, e.g. the name of the domain, textual statements or contents, respectively written warnings due to infringing current competition law, respectively the current Distance Selling Act, the operator kindly asks you to contact him in advance in order to avoid unnecessary disputes and costs. The cost note of a law warning   w i t h o u t   preceding establishment of contact is rejected in the sense of the damage reduction decrease as unfounded. Unjustified written warnings and/or cease-and-desist declarations at least result in declaratory action.

Place of jurisdiction for business transactions with natural persons and legal entities or with public-sector firms is Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany.

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