Cloud Removed from German Cloud Services

CK - Washington. The outlook for cloud services in Germany improved with the July 12, 2012 decision by the German Supreme Court in Civil Matters, Bundesgerichtshof, in Karlsruhe when it ruled in favor of a file hosting service on the issue of contributory liability for copyright violations. The plaintiff, Atari Europe, sued cloud service operator Rapidshare after the defendant had received notice of an infringing Atari work, Alone in the Dark, offered on the service for public, unauthorized download. Rapidshare had removed the work, but Atari soon identified other copies of the work when various third-party links pointed to Rapidshare's hosting servers. The court determined that the defendant was not an infringer ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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