File Sharing

WBS succeeds against Schulenberg & Schenk | File sharing

WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE has succeeded in another file sharing case, this time against the German law firm Schulenberg & Schenk.
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File sharing: Fareds sends warning letters abroad

The infamous German law firm, Fareds, has recently sent a file sharing warning letter to a foreign internet user.  The warning letter alleges that the film Dallas Buyers Club was illegally down and uploaded.
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File sharing: Hotels not liable for guests’ file sharing

Many hotels offer guests free Wi-Fi internet access. In an important case, a court in Germany has clarified that hotel owners can no longer be held liable for the file sharing activities of guests, provided sufficient precautions are taken.
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Hotels and cafes to benefit from relaxed rules on file sharing

Proposed new legislation in Germany is to see a relaxation of the rules on file sharing that will make it less risky for hotel and cafe owners to allow their guests to use the internet.
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Huge wave of fake file sharing warning letters hits Germany

Thousands of internet users in Germany have received e-mails purporting to be from well-known German law firms active in the area of file sharing. The e-mails demand payment of up to €500. However, the e-mails are fake and part of a huge file sharing scam.
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File sharing: success for WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE against Sasse & Partner

WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE has had further success, this time in defending a file sharing claim brought by the German law firm Sasse & Partner. The court found that provided certain requirements are met, holiday home owners are not liable for the copyright infringements committed by tenants.
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File sharing: rebutting the presumption of guilt

Under the current law on file sharing in Germany, there is a presumption of guilt against internet connection owner accused of infringing copyright through file sharing. This presumption can be rebutted under certain circumstances.
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American Hustle in next wave of file sharing warning letters

The German law firm, Schutt Waetke, has sent the next wave of file sharing warning letters in Germany. The subject of the letters is the film American Hustle. If you have received a file sharing warning letter, here are some tips on what to do.
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Dallas Buyers Club in new wave of file sharing warning letters

The film, Dallas Buyers Club, has become the subject of a new wave of file sharing warning letters in Germany. The law firm behind the warning letters is Fareds Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. If you have received a file sharing warning letter, here are some tips on what to do.
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File sharing: judge rules family witness statements unreliable

In a questionable judgment on file sharing, a Cologne court has ruled that family witness statements can sometimes be unreliable. As a result, the owner of a family internet connection was held liable for infringing copyright, despite his two sons giving evidence absolving him. More →