The recent opinion of European Court of Justice Advocate General Niilo Jääskinen on a German copyright case paves the way for a ruling later this year by the Court that may finally bring some resolution to the debate on liberalizing EU copyright law.
The Court of Human Rights has ruled against a mother seeking to regain custody of her children nearly two years after giving them to a foster family. The Court denied her request, saying that granting it would disrupt the children's development.
Employees of a Turkish TV channel broadcasting in Germany, of which Mr. Z. Karaman is a director, started two charity organizations and solicited donations on-air. In 2006 German prosecutors began an investigation for fraudulent use of said donations.
The European Court of Human Rights, while acknowledging that protecting candidates for public office from libel and slander is a justifiable aim, rules that such people are allowed to face greater scrutiny, and opinions about them are free speech.