Rammstein File Lawsuit Against German Government For Past Album Censorship


According to numerous outlets Rammstein have filed a lawsuit against the German government for €66,000 (roughly $75,000 USD) for temporarily censoring their 2009 release, “Liebe ist für alle da“. The move comes as a result of the album originally being indexed by the Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien (Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons) due to sexual imagery in the album booklet and the lyrical content of the song “Ich tu dir weh

The album was indexed for around six months, thus limiting its sales and ability to be advertised, while also forcing the band to re-release an edited version of the album to have it properly available in stores. The decision to have the album indexed was later overturned by the court, but not without obvious cost to the band in terms of lost sales, etc.. This latest case is expected to go before the court sometime this summer.

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