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Jürgen Hubert
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Fraunhofer IWES

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I am fairly active on Google+, and as you may have noticed I like to discuss many political, technological, scientific and other matters. I generally encourage others to join in. However, here is something you should keep in mind for my stream:

If you want to make an argument and cite a YouTube video in support of your claims, I will not watch it.

This is because using a YouTube video to support your claims forces the other people in the discussion (including me) to consume a lengthy piece of media without any prior indication of its quality - I only have your word that the video actually contains useful information or is good at all. I can speed-read text articles, jump to the relevant bits and do Google searches of key phrases and figures mentioned therein, but with YouTube videos I either have to jump around a lot in the hopes of finding the relevant information (hoping that I haven't missed anything relevant) or be forced to watch it all from the beginning - and that may be minutes or even hours of my life wasted that I won't get back. There is too much bullshit on YouTube as it is - and it's much harder to sort it out in advance than with text articles.

The same goes for podcasts. I may be willing to watch videos or listen to podcasts recommended to me by people whose opinions and knowledge I trust, but that list of people is unlikely to include You, Random Internet Stranger who dropped by for an argument.

So give me some text citations, or don't bother.
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What could possibly go wrong with this?
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Ein Projekt, mit dem ich schon seit längerem liebäuge, ist die Übersetzung (und Veröffentlichung als Ebook) diverser deutscher Sagen und Legenden ins Englische. Nichts gegen die Gebrüder Grimm, aber sie haben nur einen Bruchteil des deutschen Sagenschatzes publiziert - es gibt eine Vielzahl von Sammelbänden mit regionalen Sagen.

Viele von diesen Bänden sind allerdings neueren Urpsrung und unterliegen dem Urheberrecht. Nachdem ich mich etwas in das Zitatrecht eingelesen habe, denke ich aber, daß die auszugsweise Nacherzählung einzelner Geschichten (mit zusätzlichen Kommentaren zum Kontext) sowie ordenlicher Quellenangaben als "Kleinzitat" im Sinne des deutschen Urheberrecht duchgehen sollte.

Allerdings bin ich kein Jurist. Wie seht Ihr das?
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Sometimes unpleasant duties come with the job.

She will just have to roll her eyes and think of England.
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"... these policies aren’t contradictory at all. They are rooted in a consistent worldview that casts women as vessels whose reproductive capacity is the property of the state, and whose pain is fitting punishment for any supposed offense."
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The UK stands alone.
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Meanwhile, while all this other excitement was going on...

...a German court has ruled that Puigdemont can be extradited to Spain - on the charge of "misuse of public funds". Not the charges of "sedition" or "rebellion".

So if Spain decides to extradite him, they cannot charge him for sedition or rebellion either. If they want to charge him for those, they cannot extradite him from Germany.
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He says all these nasty things, but secretly he just wants to be spanked by Merkel.
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