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July 2020

A legal look at memes

1. July 2020

Mann sieht ein Mem

Most memes are created by combining images with text, thereby creating entirely new meanings and contexts. They spread virally across the Internet and find many viewers because they have a high entertainment value due to their funny, ambiguous or even socially critical character. Memes are thus found on many social media, websites and blogs and are generally considered accepted. However, like almost everything, memes can be considered legal and may infringe rights or violate policies. The following legal categories can be used to categorize problematic memes that are not always liked by those affected, so deletion options are sought. ...

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