GEMA hails 'landmark' court ruling against RapidShare in Germany

Tom Pakinkis

Germany’s Federal Court has issued what performance rights organisation GEMA is calling a landmark judgement against RapidShare that will see the file-sharing portal cut off external websites linking to copyright-infringing material on its platform.

The Federal Court decision was confirmation of an earlier Higher Regional Court judgement, which Rapidshare.

While RapidShare has no obligation to proactively monitor files uploaded to its sites directly, the German court has said that it is required to monitor external sites linking to copyrighted files ...

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