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Key facts of the case:
Reference for a preliminary ruling: Bundesverwaltungsgericht - Germany.
Freedom to provide services - Free movement of goods - Restrictions - Public policy - Human dignity - Protection of fundamental values laid down in the national constitution - "Playing at killing'.
Outcome of the case:
On those grounds, the Court of Justice (First Chamber) hereby rules:
Community law does not preclude an economic activity consisting of the commercial exploitation of games simulating acts of homicide from being made subject to a national prohibition measure adopted on grounds of protecting public policy by reason of the fact that that activity is an affront to human dignity.