German police have executed a number of raids that affected privacy rights organization Zwiebelfreunde.
The backlash continues as opponents to the censorship machine and the link tax take to the streets to fight article 11 and article 13.
The fallout continues with the passage of Article 13. German citizens are preparing to hit the streets to oppose this law.
There’s been a recent court ruling surrounding filesharing. If a parent refuses to divulge which child is responsible for sharing copyrighted material, then the parents could be liable.
Earlier, German judges ruled that Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions are illegal. The provisions, as brought forth by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), would create a whole new court system that would allow multinational corporations to sue countries for getting in the way of profits or future profits. Now, the EU Commission […]
There’s been a big development in the battle against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). German judges have ruled against its key Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions, saying that there was no need for such a court and that regular courts were sufficient.
By Drew Wilson Last week, a German court ruled that Internet access is “essential” for every day life. If someone’s access is disrupted, they are entitled to compensation. While it may sound mildly interesting on the surface, there’s the fact that current trade agreements being negotiated could allow rightsholders to disconnect users after repeated infringement. […]
The IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) may be quick to denounce others for breaking the law when it comes to downloading copyright infringement, but now the shoe is on the other foot. After incriminating documents surfaced about the organization, some very interesting questions about the IFPI are being raised.
Open licensed music isn’t entirely new. Artists seeing the pitfalls of copyright isn’t entirely new either. But what is interesting is to see a German music outlet distribute over 345,000 free songs in one month.
There’s a German study that was released that suggests that file-sharing is dropping thanks to the warning letters being sent to users.