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    Free software also enjoys copyright

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    Time and again you can see that it is believed that free software, especially shareware or freeware, can be packed on your own servers/websites, as it is free of charge. This is nonsense, of course, but it feels very widespread nonsense. Now the Federal Court of Justice has also dealt with the issue and, with […] More

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    BGH decides again on keyselling

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    The topic of keyselling is diverse and also peppered with countless false (legal) information. In addition, some law firms, which currently represent publishers and software providers, often present it as if keyselling is fundamentally illegal. However, this is by no means the case. The beginning of the court decisions took among others the district court […] More

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    BFH, copyright warnings and VAT

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    A judgment of the Federal Finance Court has been in place since 2016, which seems to be unknown to many lawyers – AND – courts. By judgment of 21.12.2016, the latter had decided on the treatment of vat warnings under the UWG under VAT law and has since assumed that there would be a service […] More

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    Copyright infringement by framing? The ECJ please!

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    The Federal Court of Justice currently has to decide whether a collecting society may make the conclusion of a contract for the use of digital works of copyrighted works on the Internet subject to the fact that the user is able to Takes measures against so-called “framing”, i.e. against the embedding of the content stored […] More

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    Obsolete CMS does not lead to fault liability

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    The issue of disruptive liability often makes lawyers frighten enough, because it is a very German legal construct that has been extremely unpredictable for a long time. Even if the liability for interference is particularly well-known in the file-sharing sector, the legal figure exists in many variants, e.g. as a disrupter, a disturbance of the […] More

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    AG Heidelberg condemns operator of Metin2 server

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    The Heidelberg District Court has fined the operator of several piracy servers for the online game Metin2. The judgment was preceded by an agreement between the parties to the proceedings and the GVU. In the case against the operator of the popular piracy servers “Cyperia” and “Hardcore Reloaded” a verdict has been passed: The district […] More