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Publishing on the WWW: The legal side

Note: This information does not constitute legal advice, nor does it claim to be complete.

As a web author, you should definitely think about what you are allowed to publish at all.
Because: The Internet is not a legal vacuum!

For authors who use the web servers of the TU Chemnitz for publication, the General Terms of Use of the URZ are binding in any case, as stated in paragraph 2:

Authorization is granted exclusively for the purposes of research, teaching and study, as well as for the purposes of the university library and university administration, for education and further training, and for the fulfillment of other statutory tasks of Chemnitz University of Technology. Commercial use in accordance with paragraph 1 No. 3 is only possible with the permission of the URZ

However, all authors must additionally observe legal principles, in particular:

Preservation of copyright:
It must be assumed that all documents on the WWW are protected by copyright. Thus, copying of external content (texts, images, etc.) without permission is prohibited.
Data protection laws:
The publication of personal data is strictly regulated and generally requires the written consent of the persons concerned.
Liability for false information:
This generally only applies to paid information. Be careful when publishing medical data!
Criminal law, etc.
It is obvious that web documents with content relevant to criminal law have no place on our servers.

Jurisprudence is evolving, and new judgments may impose obligations on web authors. For this reason, too, web documents require maintenance. As an example, we would like to mention a judgment of the Hamburg Regional Court of May 12, 1998 (312 O 85/98 - "Liability for links"). Similarly, since the beginning of 2002, there has been a stricter obligation to include an imprint, which must also contain a number of mandatory details.

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