For many years FPS has been advising publishers and other media enterprises on issues involving freedom of speech. We counsel clients on how to create media content that avoids infringements of third-party rights, and we represent clients in "right to respond" cases, actions for injunctive relief and correction, as well as lawsuits seeking to recover damages for infringements of privacy and publicity rights. In-depth knowledge of the media industry allows FPS to expertly draft media-related agreements, e.g., cross-media cooperation agreements and contracts with freelance authors.
The proliferation of the Internet forces even non-media companies to comply with special requirements of media and press law. Our attorneys assist clients with creating of web-based platforms by providing legal advice on copyrights, consumer rights, data protection and the protection of minors. We have extensive experience with identifying parties responsible for infringements, e.g. publishers of infringing online publications, and know how to successfully work together with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors for the benefit of our clients.
- Persönlichkeitsbild und Kunstfreiheit – Wie viel Distanz zur Realität muss sein?, in: AfP 2009, 26 ff.
- Muss die Presse jetzt jedes Wort auf die Goldwaage legen?, in: AfP 2008, S. 36 ff.
- Bringt die Gefahrenabwehr die Pressefreiheit in Gefahr?, in: AfP 2006, S. 343 ff.
- Diskussion um Änderung der Fernsehrichtlinie, in: AfP 2003, S. 412 ff.