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EU court confirms Wi-Fi providers not liable for piracy

Thursday 15 September 2016 | 12:15 CET | News
The EU Court of Justice has confirmed that providers of public Wi-Fi networks cannot be held liable for copyright infringements committed by users of the network. The court was asked for its opinion on a case referred from a German court, about a business in Munich that stands accused of indirect liability in a case brought by Sony. The unsecured Wi-Fi network provided by the shop owner was used to offer music for illegal download. The court found that the shop owner may be considered a service provider under the EU's eCommerce, but the directive precludes such intermediaries providing

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