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Illegal file-sharing: You can't get away with blaming a family member, says top court (EU)

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:34 pm

Story : https://www.zdnet.com/article/illegal-file-sharing-you-cant-get-away-with-blamin





Countries in the European Union can't allow an individual to get away with copyright infringements by merely naming other family members who might have used his or her internet connection to share files, the EU's top court has ruled.

The file-sharing verdict came down on Thursday from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), in a case involving an audio book from the German publisher BasteiLübbe.

The audiobook had been unlawfully shared on a peer-to-peer platform via the connection of a man named Michael Strotzer, which prompted the publisher to sue Strotzer.

Strotzer denied having anything to do with the file-sharing in question, instead pointing out that his parents, who live with him, had access to the same connection. That, he said, was the end of the matter.







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