Tuesday

27th Sep 2016

Ticker

Free wifi providers not responsible for illegal downloads, EU rules

The EU court said Thursday in a preliminary ruling that businesses providing free wifi cannot be held responsible for users' copyright infringement. The case was brought to court by a German shopkeeper after a customer used free internet access to illegally download music covered by Sony copyrights. The EU court also ruled that free wifi providers could be obliged to secure their networks with a password.

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