Tag Archives: Germany

IFPI Boss and CEO Accused of Tax Evasion in Germany

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.

German Pirate Party to Win Several Seats in Germany!

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 […]

German Parliament Passes Web Censorship Legislation

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 […]

German Mandatory DNS Blacklist Blasted By Critics, Protests Emerge

France, Australia, Britain, Canada, Iran and China aren’t the only countries either deliberating on or actively using mandatory DNS blacklists. It seems that there is an all-out PR war in Germany over the governments plan to pass a law which mandates the use of web blacklists. That didn’t go over too well with German citizens […]

Study – Legalizing Filesharing and Issuing Flat Rate is the Way to Go

There’s been no shortage of people who offer solutions to the big question on what to do with file-sharing. Some say that ISPs need to police their networks and disconnect those that even think about being involved in copyright infringement. Others say that the big media companies should accept todays technology and find ways of […]