As they apply to mass communication, exercising fundamental freedoms under the Basic Constitutional Law is subject to a particular protection under constitutional law, according to which the state is forbidden to intervene preventatively in processes of creativity and publication. This is, on one hand, guaranteed by the prohibition on censorship according to Article 5, paragraph 1 section 3 of the Basic Constitutional Law. On the other hand, particular principles under constitutional law apply, such as the „Press Immunity from Police Action“
The project tackles the question as to how far these principles prohibiting preventative influence by the state are transferable to Internet communication in the media.
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