Name: Germany, police arrest neo-Nazi music file sharers

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Europe

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion , Language , Racial/Ethnic


Artist: Various neo-Nazi bands

Confronting Bodies: German police, the Federal Crime Office

Date of Action: March 2004

Specific Location: Across Germany

Description of Artwork: Internet music files of bands whose lyrics may incite racial hatred against Jews and foreigners.

Description of Incident: German police raided the homes of 300 people suspected of posting neo-Nazi music files on the internet for others to download.

Results of Incident: Inciting racial hatred is punishable by imprisonment in Germany.

Source: The New York Times

Submitted By: NCAC

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