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Court: Accused Pirate Doesn’t Have to ‘Spy’ on Family Members

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A German court has ruled that a man, whose Internet connection was used to share pirated films, cannot be required to ‘spy’ on his family members. The law firm representing the Internet subscriber stresses that these kinds of investigations violate the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, which protects respect for private and family life.

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YouTube Doesn’t Have to Expose IP-Addresses of Movie Pirates, Court Rules

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YouTube doesn’t have to hand over the IP-addresses of infringing uploaders to a German filmmaker, the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt has ruled. The Court argues that IP-addresses can not be used to send a written message to people, so under local law the video streaming platform only has to share their email addresses.

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Court: Warner Bros Needs Stronger Evidence Against Alleged BitTorrent Pirate

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In Germany, several major Hollywood studios are actively pursuing alleged BitTorrent pirates, charging hundreds of euros for illegally downloaded movies and TV-shows. While this is common practice, a local court recently clarified that the copyright holders must provide solid evidence if they want their claims to hold.

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Parents Must Identify Pirate Kids Or Pay Their Fines, Court Rules

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If parents are aware that their children have committed copyright infringement they must identify them to the court if required to do so, or pay their fines. That was the ruling of Germany’s Federal Court of Justice this week in a case concerning the unlawful distribution of ‘Loud’ by Rihanna, carried out by a minor in 2011.

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