Legal internet project Saarbrücken

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The Legal Internet Project Saarbrücken ( JIPS ) is a legal web portal of the Saarland University . It has existed since 1993 , making it one of the oldest legal internet portals in Germany .


The JIPS emerged from an online project work by the student Achim Voermanek in the field of legal informatics at Maximilian Herberger . As part of this project work, a range of legal information was compiled on the Gopher server of the Philosophical Faculty in 1993 , which included several legal texts and a collection of links. Since then, the project has been supervised mainly by students on a voluntary basis, and Herberger and Helmut Rüßmann have also been won over.

In January 1994 the information collection was published on the World Wide Web - initially on the Philosophical Faculty's WWW server. In February 1994 they bought their own WWW server, and it was agreed to meet weekly for an editorial meeting.


In addition to the Yoorah! and an extensive collection of links, the project provides weekly updates on news with a focus on IT law. The JIPS, which currently provides its content in 17 languages, has up to 180,000 hits per day. It is supported by the Institute for Legal Informatics .

In addition to the online offer, public editorial meetings have been held regularly since December 2005 in cooperation with the state capital of Saarbrücken , giving citizens the opportunity to ask questions about topics such as Internet auctions or phishing .

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Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Joint press release of the state capital Saarbrücken and the University of Saarland ( Memento from March 21, 2009 in the Internet Archive )