Wolfgang Janisch and Jens Christian Rabe
The Berlin Academy of Arts is from the district court Berlin been provisionally prohibited, the literary journal meaning and form to release. If she does, she faces a fine of up to 250,000 euros. The background to this is a lawsuit against competition law by the magazine Letter International and its editor Frank Berberich. The legal dispute is about paragraphs and money, but also about a fundamental question: Is freedom of the press in danger if the state gets involved in the media market – because this threatens the living conditions of privately financed publications? well has letter achieved a stage victory: The academy – currently – lacks the legal basis for the publication of the magazine, the district court of Berlin decided.