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Disruption of Telecommunications Facilities in Germany

Provisions relating to disruption of telecommunications facilities in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-eight, under the heading “Offences Causing a Common Danger,” located in Section 317 Disruption of telecommunications facilities, which reads: (1) Whosoever prevents or endangers the operation of a telecommunications facility which serves public purposes by destroying, damaging, removing, altering or rendering unusable an object which serves its operation, or taps electrical power intended for its operation shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding five years or a fine. (2) The attempt shall be punishable. (3) Whosoever commits the offence negligently shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding one year or a fine.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to disruption of telecommunications facilities is current as of 2010

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