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Germany: Liability of Internet Access Provider for copyright infringements

The German Federal Supreme Court (BGH, decision of 26 November 2015, I ZR 3/14 and I ZR 174/14) recently acknowledged the general liability of TK-companies which provide access to the internet (so-called Access Provider) according to the principles of “Stoererhaftung” (Breach of Duty of Care) and thus closed a gap in current copyright law and practice. …

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ITALY – Internet liability rules change (again) after Wikipedia case

Internet liability rules applicable to Wikipedia are different from the ones with which YouTube has to comply according to the Court of Rome as Wikipedia has now been declared not liable to for the defamatory contents published by its users. 

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Italy – YouTube case changes rules on Internet liability

The Internet liability regime for hosting providers have been subject of different interpretations by courts in Italy and a new interesting position came up with the decision of the Court of Turin (Italy) involving YouTube and Google which overturned its initial decision of a few months ago introducing new principles of Internet liability for online …

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