CNET: Shooting near German synagogue was livestreamed on Twitch

CNET: Shooting near German synagogue was livestreamed on Twitch. “A shooting Wednesday that killed two people outside a German synagogue during one of the most important Jewish holidays was livestreamed for 35 minutes on Twitch. The video has since been removed from the streaming platform, but it was uploaded to other video sites.”

Deccan Herald: Social media sites fined in Germany for hate speech

Deccan Herald: Social media sites fined in Germany for hate speech. “Social media giants are obliged to remove hate content within 24 hours or one week in Germany failing which they face a fine of up to 50 million euros, according to Andreas Kindl, director of strategic communication of the Federal Foreign Office.”

‘Lid will be put on history’: 30 years after Berlin Wall’s fall, Stasi archive move sparks outrage (The Japan Times)

The Japan Times: ‘Lid will be put on history’: 30 years after Berlin Wall’s fall, Stasi archive move sparks outrage. “Almost 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell, Germany’s parliament voted Thursday to transfer the vast secret police files of the former East German communist regime into the Federal Archives — despite concerns voiced by some historians and ex-dissidents.”

Reuters: Google wins legal battle with German publishers over fee demands

Reuters: Google wins legal battle with German publishers over fee demands. The last thing that will happen before the sun burns out is someone filing another legal brief over Google News snippets. “Google won a legal battle on Thursday after Europe’s top court said publishers in Germany could not demand copyright fees since 2013 from the tech firm because the European Commission had not been notified of the German regulation.”

“Open Memory Box”: An Online Archive with 415 Hours of Life in the GDR Captured on 8mm Films (IRTG Diversity)

It’s not often I include an event invitation in ResearchBuzz, but this archive looks fantastic. From IRTG Diversity: “Open Memory Box”: An Online Archive with 415 Hours of Life in the GDR Captured on 8mm Films. “Stretching the limits of new media technologies, this interactive archive builds on 415 hours of private films made by 149 East German families between 1947 and 1990. Initiated in 2013 by the Swedish-German film produce Alberto Herskovits and the Canadian professor of political science Laurence McFalls, the project has drawn on the skills of over thirty employees to collect, digitize, view and tag 2283 films contributed to the project. The result is a unique treasure chest for historians, artists, educators and the interested public.” When Germany was split into east and west, the eastern part was known as GDR ( German Democratic Republic).

Science: More than 700 German research institutions strike open-access deal with Springer Nature

Science: More than 700 German research institutions strike open-access deal with Springer Nature. “A consortium of more than 700 German research institutions and libraries today announced an agreement with publisher Springer Nature to make it simpler for authors to publish their papers open access. The agreement is the largest national open-access deal to date, but it doesn’t allow authors to publish open access in Nature or its sister journals.”