National case details
Registration ID: 2-03 O 364/15
Case status: Pending
Area of law
Identification of the case
- TMG (Telemediengesetz) § 13 (1); UWG (Gesetz gegen unlauteren Wettbewerb) §§ 3a, 5a
Summary of the case
- Civil judicial enforcement
- Collective enforcement - Consumer association's action
Violation of information duties (civil injunction).
Addressing the points raised by the plaintiff, the district court Frankfurt concludes that there is no duty for the defendant to inform the consumer about the activated HbbTV function and the possible transfer of information. While this function transmits IP-adresses, §13(1) TMG is aimed at service providers who use data collected during the provision of the service. The defendant is not in a position where she has active knowledge of the data or the authority to dispose about the collected data, hence, §13(1) TMG is not applicable to the defendant.
Additional notes on the decision