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Re: [Savannah-users] Savannah project => German law, "Impressum" (imprin

From: Pelle Hjek
Subject: Re: [Savannah-users] Savannah project => German law, "Impressum" (imprint) necessary?
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:46:05 +0100
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

Just some thoughts on this,

On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 11:43:49PM +0200, Marcus Müller wrote:
> > Said law requires every user who publishes content on the
> > web to provide his full name and postal address at the
> > project site. Otherwise severe criminal prosecution may result.

If your program is uploaded on GNU Savannah, then perhaps FSF's address would 
do? Savannah is the publisher (since they publish the program for public 
distribution), whereas you are the author (because you authored the program). 
The law appears to be about publishing.

FSF address, but maybe Savannah has a separate address?

>From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
>  publish
>  [...]
>      [v] 2: prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a
>         magazine or newspaper" [syn: {publish}, {bring out}, {put 
>         out}, {issue}, {release}]

>From Wikipedia,
> The Telemediengesetz (German meaning "Telemedia Act") requires that German 
> websites disclose information about the publisher, including their name and 
> address, telephone number or e-mail address, trade registry number, VAT 
> number, and other information depending on the type of company.


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