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The German federal government's Information and Communication Services Law (Informations- und Kommunikationsdienste-Gesetz, IuKDG or the Multimedia Law) went into force on August 1, 1997. The law was the first general regulatory framework pertaining to the information society in Germany. It was the first law to include provisions governing the responsibility of Internet service providers, digital signatures and data protection for new services.

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