Open source download manager banned in Germany * Update *




Open source download manager banned in Germany * Update *

Briefly I thought of the title “ promoted JDownloader2” because ultimately should be the end of the effect of the injunction: Who the open source download manager until now did not know, the name should be known to the latest after the news about the ban . And for everything else, there are search engines …
Open source download manager banned in Germany * Update *

Because it allows JDownloader2 to secure even protected streams, the Hamburg Regional Court decided in the course of the application for an injunction that the download manager a would circumvent “effective technological measure under Section 95a of the Copyright Act” and therefore inadmissible ( order as a PDF download ). In production, distribution and possession for commercial purposes could face up to EUR 250,000 fine on the software manufacturer.

At the Registry Quickly lawyers who have applied for the injunction, the ProSiebenSat.1 subsidiary, pleased about this success:

After 2012 the District Court Munich had already banned a software that made it possible to download protected video streams from the Internet Rasch lawyers have now enforced a ban against the manufacturer of the software JDownloader2.

Of course, I’m not a lawyer, but just an interested citizen with a little knowledge of this technology and Internetkram, but what is this injunction in reality was really worth it? It’s about open source software, anyone can download the source code, change a bit, grab a new name in and then offer the program under a new name somewhere in the world to download. The software is available that can be received with no injunction and no court order again from the net. In reality, this prohibition is not any good – or is it?

Without wanting anyone to make something, but a certain financial value has that restraining order now probably already know: If you link to the software, who would you assume it to “spread” when eg a weblog happens to advertising, then you might be a assume “commercial distribution” and who used the banned commercial software, which you could probably send a warning to the house. As I said, I’m not a lawyer, but previous experience in similar cases indicates that at least close to the apprehension that such a thing could happen. But maybe I’m just the idea, because I always think so negative 😉

Update: So fast it can go, the plug containing the offending function to store the protected streams was removed and Appwork as provider of the software is of the opinion that this order was legal again.

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