On Friday, the Hamburg State Court ruled that Google, YouTube’s corporate parent, will need to prevent users from posting copyrighted material without express consent.
The suit was filed two years ago by GEMA, the German royalty agency, and other music rights groups, who alleged that the video-sharing site had infringed on the copyright of seven particular pieces of music.
Rapidshare has been fined $34m and ordered by a German court to proactively seek out copyright infringement on its servers. German royalty collectors GEMA filed suit againist Rapidshare requesting that 5,000 tracks managed by GEMA b... Read Post
Nearly a year ago, a German court slapped filesharing site RapidShare with a $34m fine and ruled that the site must proactively root out pirates and prevent instances of copyright infringement in a suit filed by German royalty colle... Read Post