These significant changes to the core of Wolfenstein’s game aesthetics and message are the result of a legal development that began with a court decision against the game’s pre-pre-predecessor “Wolfenstein 3D” back in 1998. An opportunity for us to shed light on the legal background of this situation, which has also led to costly product recalls in the past. Read more
Such a procedure is not an automatic process; EU and German law impose considerable legal obstacles to website blocking. First and foremost, right holders must try to hold the operator or the host provider responsible. However, if the action against these other participants fails or is past hope, affected right holders can obtain blocking orders against access providers. Read more
One important new feature of the Act is the introduction of a national central transparency register, showing which natural person(s) stand behind certain legal entities as their beneficial owner, to the extent this information is not already electronically retrievable from other German public registers, such as the commercial register.
The new verification and registration obligations apply for all private legal entities and registered partnerships and, thus, nearly all legal forms, as well as foundations, and legal arrangements similar to trusts to the extent that the administrator’s or trustee’s residence or registered office is in Germany. Violations may penalized since 1 October 2017 with fines of up to EUR 1,000,000.
- When: Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 11:45 AM to 5:00 PM (+ drinks afterwards)
- Where: Congress-Centrum Nord, Cologne (directly at gamescom)
- Cost: You (only) need a gamescom congress ticket, starting at EUR 59.
- Register here – the registration also takes you to the ticket purchase website.
For this year’s edition, we have tweaked the format a little bit to add more in-depth knowledge sharing through individual keynotes alongside the traditional panel discussions.
We are particularly excited about our special guest, Parliamentary State Secretary Ulrich Kelber, who will be speaking about the EU’s Digital Single Market initiative and the proposed Digital Content Directive. Other topics include privacy and eSports.
For more details on the schedule, to register, and to see who else is coming, you can visit the conference website here.