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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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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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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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Copyright infringement notice risk for using website ‚Popcorn Time‘

The website ‚Popcorn Time‘ is well-known amongst film buffs. However, warnings have been issued against using the supposed streaming website. In reality, the website is a file sharing platform which means users could receive costly copyright infringement notices. 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 →

ECJ: web links do not infringe copyright law

The European Court of Justice has ruled that providing web links to copyright-protected works which are freely available on the internet does not infringe copyright law. Weiterlesen →