German court awards a massive E24 million fine for fileshare site

July 2009


The Register reports that a German court has fined file-sharing service Rapidshare 24 million euros for copyright infringement in respect of 5,000 tracks which were shared through the site. In a case brought by GEMA, the court has held that it is the responsibility of the hosting service, and not the copyright owners, to ensure that copyright infringement was not taking place.

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