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Germany changes public Wi-Fi operator's responsibilities

Friday 30 June 2017 | 14:46 CET | News
Germany's federal parliament has approved the third law to change the Telemedia law, which takes away the legal responsibility for providers of local Wi-Fi networks for content used by users of that Wi-Fi network. The law ensures that Wi-Fi network operators cannot be forced by authorities to register all users, offer password protected access or close down their Wi-Fi network. German industry federations Bitkom and Eco Verband welcome the law as it enables free Wi-Fi to be offered but both claim that it also opens up a new problem as requests for blocking websites by copyright holders to the

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