[WikiEN-l] Re: Update: Floricic vs Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.

Heinz h-j.luecking at t-online.de
Wed Feb 1 21:12:00 UTC 2006

I forward it to the de.wp list, whose readers may be interested by the 
issue as well.


Anthere schrieb:
> Thanks for the update Presroi.
> I forward it to the foundation list, whose readers may be interested by 
> the issue as well.
> Ant
> Mathias Schindler wrote:
>> Hi,
>> today there was a hearing at the Amtsgericht Charlottenburg, Berlin 
>> (municipal court) about the preliminary injunction against the German 
>> Verein. The injunction was prohibiting Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. to 
>> redirect wikipedia.de to the German Wikipedia as long as the full 
>> civil name of a dead hacker ([[en:Tron (hacker)]]) is shown at 
>> de.wikipedia.org.
>> In the hearing, the judge gave more than just a hint that he does not 
>> agree with the argument from Tron's parents that telling a (already 
>> publicly known) civil name is violating the post-mortem 
>> Persönlichkeitsrecht (right of personality).
>> The decision, whether the preliminary injunction is withdrawn will be 
>> announced on thursday at 9 a.m. (CET).
>> Here are two reports from the court hearing:
>> http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/69056 (the author was present 
>> at the hearing)
>> http://www.golem.de/0601/43060.html (I am not sure if he was there)
>> There is one question left and I would love to see some research from 
>> you. Ivo Floricic, the owner of the trademark "Tron" and father of 
>> Boris Floricic (aka. [[en:Tron (hacker)]] claims that he thinks that 
>> he is the only one with the name "Floricic" in Germany and these 
>> special circumstances would somehow violate his rights if wikipedia is 
>> mentioning the full name of Tron.
>> Does anyone know any other person by the name of Floricic?
>> According to Google, there is an artist "Alen Floricic" from Croatia 
>> who might be notable (if he is notable, it would be nice to consider 
>> taking the CV from certain sites and write an article about him). 
>> There is also a professor of linguistics, Franck Floricic from France.
>> Greetings,
>> Mathias
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