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Copyright law: BGH accepts PC and printer levy

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has ruled that PCs and printers sold before 2007 belong to those reproduction devices to which a copyright levy should be applied.
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ECJ: creating cached copies does not infringe copyright law

When internet users browse the internet, cached copies of the pages they view are created. In a landmark judgment, the ECJ has ruled that such cached copies do not infringe copyright law. The judgment will have ramifications for the debate surrounding the legality of streaming.
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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. Weiterlesen →

Bitkom: reform of copyright law long overdue

The technology association, Bitkom, has called on the European Commission to consider fundamental reforms to copyright law to make it more suitable for the demands of the digital world. Weiterlesen →

Can you receive two warning letters for one piece of music?

One of our clients has contacted us to say that he has received two warning letters for file sharing. The unusual thing about this case is that the letters relate to the same piece of music, despite one copyright holder claiming exclusive rights. Weiterlesen →

Choice of jurisdiction still applies to old file sharing cases

File sharing law was recently changed in Germany. Copyright holders no longer have the option to choose the court in which to bring their copyright infringement claim. However, a court has ruled that the choice of jurisdiction still applies to old cases. Weiterlesen →

File sharing: suspected illegal fee arrangements leaked

The Pirate Party in Germany has leaked secret documents detailing suspected illegal fee arrangements between the law firm notorious for sending file sharing warning letters, U+C, and its clients. Weiterlesen →

Munich courts in file sharing U-turn

The days when the courts of Munich were seen as copyright-holder friendly, seemingly waving through file sharing claims without affording them proper judicial scrutiny, appear to be finally over. Weiterlesen →