German ISPs Won’t Share Logged TrafficAdded: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
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Internet service providers normally keep logs of their subscribers’ traffic for their own use, but they don’t allow copyright owners to use this information in court, to the disappointment of numerous copyright trolls.
In contrary to the United States, whose legal system is being widely used and abused by copyright trolls, a German court handed down rulings against such techniques. For the last five years, the copyright owners have had the right to request the personal details of a subscriber connected to a certain IP-address at a certain time in the event of a copyright violation committed from that connection. Despite the fact that most broadband providers keep logs of the all their traffic, there are some who don’t. In the case of copyright violation, copyright owners may ask the Internet service providers to hand over the personal details of a customer’s account, including IP address, e-mail and home address – at least this is how it works in the United States.
However, a number of Internet providers, including Vodafone, do not provide such data in Germany, arguing that they do not even save dynamic IP-addresses. For Internet users, involved in illegal file-sharing, it’s good news, because it makes it impossible for the copyright holders to sue any file-sharing subscriber of such providers.
This couldn’t be liked by the entertainment industry, and recently a film company, in cooperation with an anti-piracy outfit and a producer of adult-oriented films sued Vodafone in an attempt to obtain a ruling in their favor. Originally, they won, with a regional court in Düsseldorf ruling that the ISP must keep logs of its customers’ traffic. However, once Vodafone filed an appeal, this decision was overruled.
It must be clarified that the original ruling said that ISPs must provide copyright owners with the kept logs, but only if they stored these logs in the first place. Anyway, the Higher Regional Court has now overruled these decisions, coming to a conclusion that there was no obligation to save the information of such kind. It is still unclear whether German ISPs are going to reconsider their information storage policies or not, but German users can sleep peacefully while their uTorrent is downloading movies for the next day.
April 10th,2013Posted by:
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
|posted by (2013-04-10 06:01:32)|
|posted by (2013-04-10 17:15:03)|
|gr8 news germany it is then ha|
|posted by (2013-04-10 17:35:16)|
|The only real issue would to make sure you rebooted your modem daily, so you daily get a NEW IP address, just to muddy the waters a bit more.|
I wonder if Vodaphone have any dynamic VPN services in Germany?? That would REALLY screw up the entertainment industry!!
|posted by (2013-04-11 02:41:16)|
|The ISP's have no business keeping them kinds of logs way to go Germany you've learn by the abuse in the U.S.A judicial system.||
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