Decision of LG Halle - 4 O 133/15 (English translation)

On behalf of the people

In the injunction proceedings

S.               B.V. (Plaintiff)

represented by: Lawyers JBB, Christinenstraße 18/19,10119 Berlin,

University of               ( Defendant)

for the cessation of copyright infringement

the Fourth Civil Chamber of the Halle Regional Court pursuant to the oral hearing on

21 July 2015 by Judge R. as Single Judge at the Regional Court 

has ruled as follows:



Open Source Software: Preliminary injunction based on violation of GPL-3.0

There have been various occasions on which JBB lawyers have helped clients enforce their rights under the GPL-2.0 in court (a list of the most important court rulings on free and open source software in Germany can be found here). Recently, the decision of the LG Halle (LG Halle, decision of July 27, 2015) was added to this list of court rulings. In its decision, the court in Halle had to rule on breaches of the GPL-3.0 license conditions as the first court in Germany.