ECJ to examine liability of public Wi-Fi providers

Thursday 10 December 2015 | 12:50 CET | News
A member of the German grassroots initiative Freifunk, Tobias McFadden, has filed a claim at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) against Sony Music Entertainment Germany for breach of duty and care by providers of WLAN hotspots, Teltarif.de reports. The case is being heard at the Regional Court Munich after Sony claimed EUR 800 from the politician of the Pirate Party who illegally downloaded a song via the open network at his office. The ECJ will address the question whether a provider of an open Wi-Fi hotspot is liable for legal violations by its users. The Regional Court assumes that a

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Sony
Countries: Germany
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