@lbs That was mentioned in this article - it's in Dutch though, but Google Translate appears accurate: https://www.scienceguide.nl/2018/09/nwo-wil-weg-van-de-impact-factor/
The relevant quote, by the director of the Dutch scientific organisation:
> For example, in Germany, academic freedom has been enshrined in the constitution. It is defined broady enough to include full freedom for researchers to pick their publication venue. If a researcher were to sue for the right to publish in a paywalled journal, he will win.