German court considers Uploaded liable for copyright infringement




Munich has appointed a German court that file sharing site compensation must be paid to the collecting society GEMA. The site would also have failed to respond to removal requests.

GEMA represents in a press release that hosting parties so far only been required by the court to remove content. However, the current assessment should also include an obligation to pay damages, which ‘composers, writers and publishers receive a small fee for the large-scale violations of their rights. ” The amount of damages is not yet known, because the judgment is not yet public.

TorrentFreak writes it Uploaded by millions of visitors belongs to the largest file-sharing sites. The company is part of the Swiss Cyando. The judge considered that Uploaded should adopt a proactive attitude towards the removal of infringing content. At this time it would not be the case. The site should not only ensure disposal at the request of holders, but also prevent the same content again uploaded by users.

The lawyer of GEMA allows further TorrentFreak know that this is not the first case is lost which Uploaded in Germany. In April, the company lost a case against the American Association of American Publishers, it was about e-books.


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