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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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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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Are streaming warning letters really becoming a reality?

After much debate following the RedTube debacle, is it really the case that streaming warming letters are becoming a reality? Will law firms succeed in claiming that streaming violates German copyright law? We answer these questions here.
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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 →

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 →

YouTube ‘blocked video’ message ruled illegal

The collecting society, GEMA (Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte), has succeeded in legal action against YouTube concerning the ‘blocked video’ message displayed when videos cannot be viewed. 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 →

GEMA calls for fee on embedding copyright-protected YouTube videos

The collecting society, GEMA (Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte), has called for internet users to pay a licencing fee to embed copyright-protected YouTube videos on websites. Weiterlesen →

File sharing: U+C’s threatened porno pillory is illegal

In 2012, the German law firm Urmann + Collegen threatened to publish on its website of the personal details of the people to whom it had sent file sharing warning letters. A court in Germany has ruled that such action would be illegal. Weiterlesen →