She was acquitted last summer, on the grounds that the offending article had been posted after she had created the link, and so she may not have known of its existence. She certainly does now, but the link is still in place. The authorities have also refused to back down. They are now prosecuting her again, for publishing her charge sheet. Marquardt says she merely showed it to a few friends.
Although Germany has now passed the world's most comprehensive law on the Internet, the Radikal case demon- strated that its regulatory ambitions have limits in practice. Anybody can find the Radikal page in a couple of minutes using a search engine, though any teenagers looking for vandalism tips will need a command of German. But powers higher than the German state appear to be taking an interest in the affair. If you click on the link leading from the Radikal home page back to Marquardt's, the address suddenly changes, and your browser moves in a mysterious way to the home page of a Christian rock musician.Reuse content