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Germany set to end copyright liability for open Wi-Fi operators

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, May 12, 2016.

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    People who travel to Germany are often surprised at the lack of public, open Wi-Fi networks. That’s because German law (Störerhaftung – “liability of duty”) holds operators of public hotspots liable for everything their users do online, especially when these actions are against the law, and even if the operators weren’t aware of them. The law doesn’t apply to commercial operators, but does to private (think home WI-Fi’s) and small operators (e.g. wireless networks set … More →

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