In a landmark ruling, the German Supreme Court decided, that operators of open WLAN networks are no longer liable for illegally uploaded content. With its ruling, the court confirmed the so-called “Telemedia Act”, which has been in effect in Germany since 2017. The case was about an illegally uploaded video game via an open WLAN network. The producer of the game then issued a warning to the network operator. Previous instances ruled in favour of the games company, but the German Supreme Court ruled differently. This decision is not only about this specific case, though, as it also confirms, that the new Telemedia Act is compatible with European law. You can find further information about the ruling on sueddeutsche.de.
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