by Mike Masnick
Thu, May 13th 2010 7:21am
the pirate bay
Looks like Hollywood is really reaching at this point. Apparently, they've been able to go to court in Germany and get an injunction against the bandwidth provider for The Pirate Bay by claiming that since The Pirate Bay has been found guilty of copyright inducement, the broadband provider is also responsible. Yes, if you're playing along with the home game, we're now talking about fourth party liability. The bandwidth provider isn't infringing on anyone's copyright. The Pirate Bay isn't infringing on anyone's copyright. It's some users of The Pirate Bay who are. So now we're going further back. Where do we go from there? Fifth party liability? Will backbone providers have to get involved next? Where does it stop?
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