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.
The Swedish Pirate Party winning one seat in the European Parliament was a major milestone for the party on the world stage. It inspired several people in different countries to form their own Pirate Party in different countries around the world. So, one can only imagine what it means for the international movement on word […]
Controversial or not, the proposed web censorship legislation is now one step closer to becoming law in Germany. All this after one member decided to become a member of the Pirate Party because he opposed it. While the government argues that the legislation is suppose to stop child pornography, many international examples suggest that such […]
While the German Pirate Party failed to gain enough support to win a seat, fate, it seems, had other plans for the party. A German Social Democrat, JÃ¶rg Taussig, was reportedly so fed up with the way the German censorship debates were going, that he dropped his membership as a Social Democrat and became the […]