A German teacher with a diplomatic passport in Moscow caused a fatal accident. He is there not prosecuted. Videos that show it may remain on the Web, the court will decide.
The video platform YouTube does not delete videos to a five year old fatal traffic accident, although the cause is identified. This was decided by the Court of Appeal in Hamm. As the Court announced on Friday, justify the public interest in this case, an identifying reporting.
In November 2008, a German teacher had caused diplomatic status in Moscow a traffic accident in which two Russian students died. Due to his diplomatic immunity, the act was not followed in Russia.
Back in Germany the teacher but was brought to trial in 2009 because of the accident and sentenced to one year probation, a fine of 5,000 euros and a one-month driving ban. The accident and its legal treatment at the time were subject in the Russian media.
Also, users of the Internet platform YouTube themed case showed a photo of the teacher, called his former name and a previous address. The teacher had then rely on his personal rights and demanded the deletion.
However, the court ruled that the public interest in the case have priority. The rehabilitation of the plaintiff was not at risk because only older photographs were used and the teacher has changed its name (Az: 3 U 71/13).
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