Is retweeting a criminal offence?
Is it a criminal offence to retweet an insulting Twitter post? No, says the District Court of Zurich, citing the so-called media privilege that applies under Swiss criminal law. Simon Roth commented on this judgement in the legal journal forumpoenale.
Sharing Economy - legal aspects
Airbnb, Regus, Uber, Mobility - all companies that have taken advantage of the business model of the sharing economy. Ownership is out. Sharing" is in. We want to use things without making long-term commitments. This article shows what needs to be observed from a legal point of view.
When does price comparision become unfair?
Price comparisons are a popular means of differentiating oneself from the competition, especially in online advertising. Yet, which competition law restrictions have to be observed? The Federal Supreme Court sets strict criteria. Simon Roth has critically examined the case law on price comparisons in the legal journal sic!.
Website as a suitable contribution in kind for company foundations?
Many start-ups business models are based on online platforms. Electronic marketplaces are created, services are brokered online and entire booking processes are handled electronically via websites.
Right to information under data protection law and working papers of an auditor
In this article, Alain Friedrich and M. Kaiser point out that, based on the Data Protection Act, auditors are under no obligation to surrender documents beyond the obligation to surrender them under contract law, but only have to communicate in writing the personal data of the persons requesting information.
The new Intermediated Securities Act - Notes on principles and practical effects
The Federal Act on Intermediated Securities has been in force since 2008. Together with Dr. Martin Hess, Alain Friedrich was one of the first to write a fundamental essay on the new law. Even then it was clear to Alain Friedrich that the future would become digital - The abandonment of trading in physical securities and the introduction of electronically settled transactions and their legal registration was only the beginning.